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Tamara Karsavina dancing with cupids in Les Sylphides ( Diaghilev enterprise, choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frédéric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov) . Gold gilt bronze, 14" tall including marble base (1/2 inch high). Signed and bearing foundry "Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris" mark, [1909] (see below a porcelain 1913 variant of it that lacks the attendant cupids) Bibliography: Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 illustrated #52 on p. 33 (variant in porcelain)

A porcelain figure of the ballerina Karsavina dancing in Les Sylphides Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1913 in biscuit porcelain, a realistically-modelled figure of the famous Russian ballerina Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), on oval pedestal, marked under base with Nicholas II cypher, inscribed in porcelain 'Soudbinine/1913' height: 30cm (11 3/4in). Bibliography: Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 illustrated #51 on p. 32 Provenance: Bonhams The Russian sale London, New Bond Street 30 Nov 2011 Auction 18991

Buste de Anna Pavlova - Sculpture en marbre de carrare en taille directe Dimensions : 30 x 21 x 43 cm c.1910 Signed low right S. Soudbinine. Bibliography: Illustrated in Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 page 14 ill. 18 (see oicture to the left) Provenance: sale Hôtel des ventes de la Seine, Maître Guillaume Cheroyan, Rouen 28.06.2015 lot 315

La danse. Statuette en argent. Poinçonnée avec cachet d'orfèvre, fonte au sable. Socle cylindrique en marbre noir de Belgique. Tirage d'artiste signé, situé Paris et daté 1923. Seul exemplaire connu en argent. H.: 55,7 cm. L.: 21,5 cm. Expositions: RUSSIAN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE. Brooklyn Museum 1923. Printed for the New Gallery. #26 of the catalog (variant in wood); Нью-Йорк (галерея Kingor, 1923; галерея Reinhardt, 1923, 1925), Вашингтон (Национальная галерея, 1924), Чикаго (Арт-клуб, 1927); XXVIII Salon 7 Mai-10 Juillet 1938. Bibliography: Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 illustrated #84 on p. 70

SERAPHIN SOUDBININE(1870-1944)and Jean Dunand(1877–1942). Large lacquered panel 155,5 x 82,5 cm signed low right: "Seraphin" - One of the several doors ordered to Soudbinine and Jean Dunand by Guggenheim family in 1925 (together with three famous screens - two of them "Fortissimo" and "Pianissimo" are now exhibited in Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC [http://metmuseum.org/art/collection#!?q=soudbinine&perPage=20&sortBy=Relevance&sortOrder=asc&offset=0&pageSize=0] - see bibliography Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 and last image to the right. Provenance: The Bru Sale Bruxelles TABLEAUX MODERNES ET CONTEMPORAINS 03 Mai 2017 lot 373

Brown enameled stoneware covered vase on stand, signed and inscribed "a madame' otto kahn, en souvenir de sos; edition 1932, soudbinine" also incised "unique". height 16 1/4" (41 cm) Similar pot was sold by Sothebys Paris 15.03.2003 lot 207 for 103775 euro- see illustration of it shown LAST TO THE right
[Otto Kahn (1867-1934) Financier, and patron of the arts. Kahn supported artists such as Hart Crane, George Gershwin or Arturo Toscanini. He brought a Golden Age to the Metropolitan Opera and the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky to America. There is a portrait of madam Otto Kahn by Savelij Sorin
http://www.russianartsalon.com/images/sorine-008.jpg]

Pair of sculptures
Faune assis tenant une jarre
1.Bronze 2. Ceramic
signed S. Soudbinine c. 1906
15x12x14 cm

« Berlioz » Buste en bois sculpté. Signé sur le côté et titré. H. 35 cm. Provenance: sale 22.05.2014 SARL BÉRARD PÉRON SCHINTGEN, Lyon, France lot 54.1

Clay Kitten, signed “Seraphin” on the pedestal. C. 1910. 16x16x19cm

A Porcelain Figure Of A Young Buddha, , Paris, Circa 1935 modeled in the lotus position, with brown matte glaze, with incised signature S. Soudbinine and his personal mark (Seraphin)
height 24cm, 9 1/2 in. Provenance: Sotheby's Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons 29 Nov 2016 | London Lot 398
"In 1920th Soudbinine suddenly got the idea to make ceramics. Just as he had swapped acting for sculpture earlier in life, he now became a ceramicist. His ceramics were exhibited throughout the United States in the 20s and 30s. They intertwine the influences of Russian folk culture with Chinese art. This meditating Buddha is light, smooth, graceful and at peace. His hairless head, closed eyes and lotus position project the minimalism and Zen of Buddhist aesthetics"
[http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/russian-works-of-art-l16116/lot.398.html]

Sandstone sculpture of a bird and animal dreamlike setting.
Covered enameled bright gray-beige and gray. Signed in full on the basis on the back H 26.5, L 15.5 cm Provenance: Europ Auction - Maison de ventes aux enchères Paris sale may 31 2013 lot169.

Vase à panse cylindrique aplatie et reposant sur un léger talon. Épreuve en céramique émaillée taupe au décor tournant, brun et roux, d'une frise de poissons. Signé Séraphin SOUDBININE et marqué au séraphin, à la pointe sous la base. Hauteur: 8,3 cm Diamètre: 15 cm Provenance: Succession Pierre Kjellberg Provenance: LOT n°61 Ader Paris 5.12.2014

Leonid Sobinov As Romeo in Charles Gounod's Opera 'Romeo and Juliet', Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, circa 1955. after a 1913-1914 design by Serafim Sudbinin, stamped with factory mark on the base, height 29.2cm, 11 1/2 in.
Provenance: Sotheby's sale Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons, including Russian and Soviet Porcelain, 1825-1985: An Important Private Collection lot 499 03.06.2014
[Leonid Vitalyevich Sobinov (1872-1934) was an operatic tenor of both Imperial and Soviet Russia. He first performed at the Bolshoi in 1897 and was elected the first director of the theatre after the Revolution; he was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1923.]

A Vase, Circa 1935
glazed earthenware, with incised decoration of a bird of paradise and Cyrillic inscription
10 ½ in. (27 cm.) high; 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diameter
incised Soudbinine The Cyrillic inscription translates as 'jar of the bird'. Provenance: Sale Christie's Sale 12352 A Visual Odyssey Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection) Staged by Jacques Grange 14 October 2015 London, King Street lot 197; Property from the Collection of Jacques Grange; sale «PF3019», The Karl Lagerfeld Collection: 20th Century Decorative Arts, Paris, Thursday, May 15, 2003 Sothebys Lot 213

Pair of incised vases (one glazed porcelain 28 cm high and one glazed terracota 29 cm high) decorated with fantastic animals, flowers, foliage and geometric patterns - engraved signatures to bases - one bearing the number D3. Probably test items. Provenance: Monsier Lissovski, artist and engineer, who works in a Soudbinine Atellier of Paris around 1930, and passed by descent; auction sale Azur Encheres Cannes 25.10 .2013 lot 296

Glazed stoneware low bowl with incised leaf decoration, France, 1910s
Incised seraph mark and signature; 2" x 10 1/2"
Provenance: Collection of Robert A. Ellison, New York.; Rago auction,
Lambertville NJ Oct 18, 2014 lot 243.

Portrait bust of Alaxandre Scriabine, signed, located Biarritz and dated (19)09. Silvered bronze on black granite pedestal, 6 inches tall (11 inches with the pedestal). Provenance: Sotheby's, New York NY United States, 16 Apr 2008 lot 546 Another copy (not silvered) is in Tretiakov gallery, Moscow (Скульптура и рисунки скульпторов конца 19 – начала 20 века, Москва, Советский художник, 1977. p. 579 – illustrated) Bibliography: Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 illustrated #31 on p. 20

a) Portrait bust of Sobinov, Bronze, 9" h., 10 1/2" with marble plinth, signed, Alexis Rudier foundry mark, marble plinth with minor flecks. [1915] - image to the left.

b) Sobinov buste en biscuit de Sèvres. 1915; H.: 26,5 cm; avec la marque de la Manufacture. variant dated 1915, Provenance: Sotheby's London June 6 2010 lot 752 - image to the right

Portrait bust of Fedor Chaliapine in a hat. Сhamotte clay (grog) 16 cm high X14X10 CM signed S. Soudbinine 1907 Bibliography: Е С Хмельницкая Серафим Судьбинин на переломе эпох - от модерна до ар деко "Чистый лист" СанктПетербург 2010 illustrated #29 on p. 19. A bronze cast of it is in GTG: Скульптура и рисунки скульпторов конца 19 – начала 20 века, Москва, Советский художник, 1977 illustrated on p.578.

Bust of Chaikovski, White ceramic, 20 cm high, signed on the back, c. [1910]

Keramik. Mehrtonig olivfarben und braune Überlaufglasur. H. 7,5 cm. Bez.: Künstlersignet (geprägt). 1930-35 Bibliography: Faré, Michel, La Céramique Contemporaine, Paris 1954, S. 78, Abb. 23-25 (zum Vergleich). Provenance: Auction W.G.Herr Cologne Germany Nov 22, 2014 lot 248

Leonid Sobinov As Romeo in Charles Gounod's Opera 'Romeo and Juliet', Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, circa 1955. after a 1913-1914 design by Serafim Sudbinin, stamped with factory mark on the base, height 29.2cm, 11 1/2 in.
Compare: Sotheby's sale Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons, including Russian and Soviet Porcelain, 1825-1985: An Important Private Collection lot 499 03.06.2014 http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/russian-works-art-faberge-icons-l14113/lot.499.html
[Leonid Vitalyevich Sobinov (1872-1934) was an operatic tenor of both Imperial and Soviet Russia. He first performed at the Bolshoi in 1897 and was elected the first director of the theatre after the Revolution; he was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1923.]