Carp (Карась). Vintage Dulevo figure from 1959. A nice example of animal sculpture from the USSR era, created by Pavel Kozhin in the 1950's. The fish is realistic and swims through the vegetations at the bottom of the river (the base). Fins, scale and the head are gilded and shine when displayed in the sun. Solid white porcelain, underglaze painting, gilding. Blue Dulevo backstamp, dated 1959. 4¾" in height. In very good condition. 1 only.
Pavel Mikhailovich Kozhin (Павел Михайлович Кожин) (1904–1975) was a talented animal sculptor and ceramicist. He was born in the village of Bykovka, Nizhny Novgorod province. In 1933-1935 he worked for the Konakovsky, Dulevsky and Dmitrovsky porcelain factories. From 1936 to 1937 he worked in the staff of the Konakovo faience factory, where, in particular, he creates a number of works for the 1937 Paris World Exhibition. In 1938, Kozhin was appointed the leading sculptor of the Dulevo Porcelain Factory.
Dulevo (sometimes Dulyovo) Porcelain Works (Дулевскй фарфоровый завод) is one of the most famous Russian (and former Soviet) porcelain manufacturers. The works were founded in the Dulevo wasteland (now Likino-Dulevo) in 1832 by famed Russian merchant Terenti Kuznetsov (Теренти Кузнецов).