Dancer in Green (Плясунья в зеленом). Also known as Dancing Girl (Танцующая девушка). Dulevo (Дулево), 1955. An early and elegant rendition of this well known figure. Soft details and elegant facial features. Green Dulevo mark used from 1952 to 1962 before falcon mark came into use (in 1958 a porcelain figure named Falcon won the grand prize at the Brussels World’s Fair). Hard porcelain, underglaze polychrome painting. 8" in height. 1 only.
Sculpted by the famous porcelain artist Аста Давыдовна Бржезицкая (Asta, i.e., Augusta Davydovna Brzezitskaya). Born in 1912 in Moscow and died in Moscow in 2004 (buried at Novodevichy Cemetery). She produced some 500 pieces in her lifetime, of which this one, is one the Russia's favorites.
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).