Lovers (Любовники). A pair of entwined overs dressed in Ukrainian folk costume. The young man holds a bandura at his side, signifying that he is a кобзар, a songwriter and poet. His beloved has a long, black braid and bright red boots that compliment her dress and blouse nicely. A fine detailed and painted piece in excellent condition. 11¼" height. 1 only.
The Kiev Experimental Art Ceramics Factory was founded in 1924 on the basis of a small workshop, which manufactured ceramic paints and decals. After World War II the enterprise was expanded to manufacture decorative articles and eventually a large art workshop which became one of the best in the USSR. Design was by Vladislav Ivanovich Shcherbina.