A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A FINNISH MAN (MAIMIST) 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 FINNISH MAN (MAIMIST) FROM THE 'PEOPLES OF RUSSIA' SERIES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1780-1790s
Realistically modelled and painted, a standing figure of a man, wearing a black hat, a grey coat with orange collar, carrying a basket of vegetables and holding a knife in his right hand, on a circular shaped naturalistic base, moulded with Russian inscription 'Maimist' at the back of the base, apparently unmarked
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high