a large stoneware sculpture of a hunting tiger, Arabia, Finland 1940's.
Glazed in grey hues and brown, inpressed maker's mark M. Schilkin Arabia. Length ca 69,5 cm, width ca 29,5 cm, height ca 17 cm.
Aquired probably in the 1940's, thence by descent.
Michael Schilkin (1900-1962) was a Finnish sculptor and ceramicist born in Trubino, Russia. He moved to Finland in 1921 and studied at the Central School of Art. Eventually he was hired at the Arabia porcelain factory. He is mainly known for his stoneware and clay figurines depicting wild animals, but also created human figures and wall reliefs in public places with musty glazes in earth tones. The sculptures are powerful with a humorous tone.Read more