A Rare Art Deco Ceramic Sculpture of a Performing Dog

Circa 1930

Item Number: 7912

Location: Greenwich Village


Height: 15 in.

Width: 11.5 in.

Depth: 9 in.

Height: 38.1 cm.

Width: 29.2 cm.

Depth: 22.9 cm.

An excellent, joyful example of Soudbinine at his best. The playful dog a curled tail and upturned head balancing a ball on its nose, the hind legs elevated on two balanced boxes one with pierced foliate pattern, all on an oval base with a pierced frieze of flowers and animals above a beaded and scalloped rim. Signed: Soudbinine with a Seraphin monogram.

In great overall condition with minor firing cracks to base, a rich dark brown glaze, ready to add to your collection.

Illustrated by Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, Serafim Soudbinine At the Turning Point, Saint Petersburg 2010, p. 92.

Séraphin Soudbinine (French, born Russia, 1870–1944) was a favorite student of Auguste Rodin. Numerous pieces by Soudbinine, including a bust of Rodin and an exquisite ceramic box surmounted by a deer, are in the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. An impressive lacquered screen by Soudbinine and Jean Dunand is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and was included in the recent Art Deco Paris exhibition.

Category: Art, Sculptures