Monkeys

Factory:
Gardner Factory (Russian)
Date:
ca. 1770
Culture:
Russian, Verbilki
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 543
This group is a rather naïve interpretation of the theme of the monkey as mimic of the vices of human behavior.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on top of base: Two pairs of crossed swords, overlapping
M. and Mme Alexandre Popov ; Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)