CollectRussia.com
Home Terms Contact Us How to Order Sell To Us About Us Privacy Statement Join Our Mailing List View Cart
CUSTOMER LOGIN
  •  Click to Login
  •  Click to open new account
  •  
    Price: 
     Contact CollectRussia
    Atlantic Crossroads, Inc.
    P.O. Box 144
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
    U.S.A.
    Phone: 201.567.8717
    24-hour FAX: 201.567.6855
    Email:Sales@CollectRussia.com





    Click for the BBB Business Review of this Collectibles in Tenafly NJ

    Animating Membership Badge Showcase 
     Home > SOVIET PAPER, PROPAGANDA and ART > Soviet Porcelain Figurines

    http://www.collectrussia.com/DISPITEM.HTM?item=22884

    Wood Grouse (or Capercaillie), Konakovo Faience Factory, 1974-1991, porcelain figurine depicts one of the most popular game birds in the Soviet Union.

    Wood Grouse (or Capercaillie), Konakovo Faience Factory, 1974-1991, porcelain figurine depicts one of the most popular game birds in the Soviet Union.

    11 " x 5 " x 7 3/8" (30 x 15 x 19cm), massive and naturalistic rendition of a game bird prevalent throughout Northern Russia and perennially popular with Russian hunters. Its favored habitats are dense areas of older coniferous forests and the sculptor has accurately placed his bird on a spruce or pine branch.

    Excellent condition. There are a few areas on the bird's head where tiny areas of white porcelain show through the glaze. There is no sign of damage, however, so perhaps this was some kind of an effect that the artist was attempting. Other than one tiny chip on the fan of the tail feathers (visible in our photos), there is no damage although there are a few places where there is the light cracalature sometimes seen on the surface of very large porcelain sculptures.

    The Capercaillie is a grouse found all across Europe, but it is particularly prevalent in Northern Russia. (On the territory of the former USSR there are four or five distinct species and sub species.) It is hunted from April to May, usually during the hours between midnight and dawn. The fact that its own mating call frequently renders it deaf has been the subject of jokes for many generations!

    This oversized sculpture has a universal appeal that makes it attractive to both hunters and naturalists!

    /trademark is #149 in Volume One of "Marks on Soviet Porcelain, Faience, and Majolica, 1917-1991" /


    $295.00  

     
       
     
     |  Home  |  Terms  |  Contact Us  |  How to Order  |  Sell To Us  |  About Us  |  Privacy Statement  |  Mailing List  |  Shopping Cart  |  Reset Shopping Cart  | 
            Collect Russia © 2004-2019, All Rights Reserved.