Yakut Woman

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date:
ca. 1780–1800
Culture:
Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 543
About 1780 the Imperial factory began the production of a large series of figures depicting Russian national types, of which fourteen are represented in the Linsky Collection. Like most of the figures, this figure is modeled from engravings published by Johann Gottlieb Georghi in his Description if All the Peoples Inhabiting the Russian State (editions of 1774, 1776, and later). The authorship of the models themselves is not established, but some may be attributable to Jean-Dominique Rachette (1744–1809), chief modeler at the factory from 1779 to 1804.
Inscription: Painted in black enamel on back of base: YAKUTA

Marking: Incised inside base: PS in Cyrillic
Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)