Sculptural composition Onegin and Tatiana, sculptor V.G. Stamov, Leningrad Porcelain Factory, 1940s. Height - 153 mm, weight 348 grams. Iconic, timeless story of Love, narrative composition in the style of symbolism, mega-rare, museum exhibit, by a very unique sculptor from the Leningrad Porcelain Factory. Made immediately after the Great Patriotic War - during a very difficult time for the USSR!
No chips or restoration (checked, including under ultraviolet light)! Resonates like a beautiful love anthem! Collectible condition! There are a pair of miniature (about 1 mm in length) inclusions on Onegin's head (on the right, closer to the temple area) - visible in photo no. 1. There are a pair of miniature (about 1 mm in length) imperfections, possibly glazed, with dull edges, covered in age-old dust - they are tiny - sheer perfectionism in general. There is an inclusion on the surface of the glaze (about 1 mm in length) and a tiny fold in the porcelain mass (possibly a kiln crack?) - please see the penultimate and last macro photos. There are a couple of insignificant glaze underfills, only on the base (I think they are technological), they are visible with a magnifying glass, one on the front, the other on the back, photos of them, signed, are available in the cloud. The gilding (thin gold lining) is absent. But this is not important anymore! It is possible that it did not survive, it depends on its quality, adherence to the technological process, and conditions of specific storage (display or open, humidity, gases, weight, ultraviolet light, ambient temperature and its fluctuations, etc.). There are photos in the cloud of an ashtray in the form of an eagle, vases with sculpted flowers, vases with paintings - please take a look at how, sometimes, the gilding wears off not from friction, but from the wear and tear of time. I don't clean the figurine - so that you can see traces of its storage for an indefinite period of time, these traces are clearly not from "servant" storage. It is waiting here, hidden, for a fortunate, affluent, self-sufficient, respected collector, not accustomed to denying themselves the pleasure of owning a true exclusive - rare works.We love art. Upon your request, I will clean the figure from dust before sending it, but it is already beautiful as it is)).
Onegin and the noble in spirit Tatiana - that's my personal opinion)), according to the novel by the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
"But there is no faith in the sincerity of Eugene's feelings. Tatiana understands this. The picture is clear: he is an eternal wanderer, without serious occupations, who met a lady whose love he rejected with a smirk. And now, seeing her at the ball, in the brilliant glitter of the lights, he suddenly feels emotions towards her. Yes, the scenery has changed. The village girl, whom he once taught a lesson, is now admired by high society. And the opinion of society is an unquestionable authority for Onegin. He saw that Tatiana has weight in society, and he "discovered" the feeling of love in himself. And Tatiana, as a perceptive and intelligent lady, realizes this. Most likely, Onegin is in love, but he is only "in love with his new fantasy"."
You will possess and admire, make decisions. The hometown of the future sculptor was the village of Koktebel in Crimea, where he was born in 1914. The understanding of what to choose as his life's work did not come to the young man right away. Therefore, he first received basic technical education, studying at a vocational school in Stary Krym, and then enrolled in the Kerch Mining and Metallurgical Technical College, which he graduated from in 1934. One of his first places of work was the P.L. Voinov Metallurgical Plant in Kerch, where Stamov worked as a designer. But the young man was drawn more towards creativity, creation. This prompted him to simultaneously attend an art circle under the guidance of the artist-architect A.V. Shapovalov. Some time later, StLuba, which he made out of concrete.
During the years of the Great Patriotic War, he had to forget about sculpture and education. Initially, Stomov worked on the defensive lines of the blockaded Leningrad, and then on labor projects in the Arkhangelsk region. After the war, Stomov returned to Leningrad, where he resumed his studies at the institute in A. T. Matveev's workshop. This master of Russian and Soviet plastic art had a significant influence on the formation of the young sculptor's creative worldview. The student's graduation thesis sculpture in 1947 was "Denis Davydov", and his first job in the profession was at the famous Leningrad Porcelain Factory, where Stomov worked from 1948 to 1950. He was also a member of the art council of the LFF for many years.
Gaining experience, Stomov regularly participated in professional union, Russian, and international exhibitions and actively participated as an expert in the council for monumental sculpture of the Culture Department of the Leningrad City Executive Committee. From 1959 to 1978, he was the chairman of the art council for sculpture of the Leningrad organization of the Art Fund of the RSFSR. With years, he achieved success and recognition as a master of his craft - in 1965, he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Since 1964, Stomov has been a member of the board of the RSFSR Union of Artists, and since 1969, a member of the USSR Union of Artists. Also, since 1969, he has been a member of the expert council for monumental sculpture of the Culture Department of the Leningrad City Executive Committee.
Among Stomov's main works, one can highlight "The Weaver", "Working Morning", "Postman Zhenya Khokhlova", "Lermontov", "Peter I", "Rest", "Alarm", "Torso", and "Bread". The artistic work of Vasily Gavrilovich Stomov is marked by the gold medal of the State Art Academy of the USSR, the State Prize of the USSR, and the honorary title "People's Artist of the RSFSR".
I ask you, friends, to read the article about Vasily Gavrilovich, it turns out he was also a co-author of the monument to V.I. Lenin! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Stamov