Farm Girl with a sheaf of wheat (Девушка со снопом). The image of a collective farm worker in the Soviet Union was a popular symbol of common ownership of land. Dulevo factory, mid-20th century. USSR, uncommon and detailed first edition from 1957. 5¾". Near fine condition. 1 only, as shown.
Nina Alexandrovna Malysheva (1914-1983) was the creator of the original model for this piece. She was a sculptor and porcelain painter and worked at the Dulyovo Porcelain Factory, where she developed complex multi-figured sculptures on childhood, motherhood, ballet and dance. Some of her most famous sculptures are "Manicure", "Lezginka", "Telephone conversation", "Girl with chickens". She took part in international and all-union exhibitions. Her works can be found in museums in Moscow, Tver, Omsk, and Lugansk.
Dulyovo (aka Dulevo) Porcelain Works is one of the most famous Russian (and former Soviet) porcelain manufacturers. The works were founded in the Dulyovo wasteland (now Likino-Dulyovo) in 1832 by merchant Terenti Kuznetsov.