A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A SAMOED FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES

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BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1780-1790S

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A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A SAMOED FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1780-1790s
Realistically modelled and painted, wearing a fur coat with covered head, with a quiver and arrows on his back and a bow in his left hand, on shaped circular naturalistic base, moulded with Cyrillic inscription 'Samaet' at the back of the base apparently unmarked; with incised Cyrillic 'ST' under base
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high