TWO RARE SATIRICAL PORCELAIN FIGURES OF BEARS

BY THE MIKLASHEVSKY FACTORY, CHERNIGOV, CIRCA 1840-1860S

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TWO RARE SATIRICAL PORCELAIN FIGURES OF BEARS
BY THE MIKLASHEVSKY FACTORY, CHERNIGOV, CIRCA 1840-1860s
One modelled as an inkstand, depicting a bear reading a book; the other modelled as a bear, wearing a nightcap, both marked under bases with red overglaze factory marks, also inscribed and impressed with numerals '50' and '6' respectively
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high and smaller