A PORCELAIN INKWELL IN THE FORM OF A DON COSSACK

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1810S

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A PORCELAIN INKWELL IN THE FORM OF A DON COSSACK
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1810s
Realistically modelled and painted as a Don cossack, sitting on a cannon, wearing a military uniform, sitting by a drum formed as an inkwell, with a detachable cover, on a rectangular gilt base, apparently unmarked, incised under base with Cyrillic letters ‘P.K’ and numeral ‘N6’
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high