A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A KURILIAN MAN FROM THE ‘PEOPLES OF RUSSIA’ SERIES

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1780S

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A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A KURILIAN MAN FROM THE ‘PEOPLES OF RUSSIA’ SERIES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1780s
Realistically modelled and painted, a standing figure of a man with beard and long hair, wearing a beige cloak, a traditional long white shirt, holding a bow in his left hand, carrying a quiver with arrows across his shoulder, on a circular naturalistic base, moulded with Russian inscription 'Kurelits', incised with letter and numeral ‘H:II’ under base, also further incised with Cyrillic initials ‘T.F.’
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high