A LARGE PORCELAIN INKWELL IN THE FORM OF A SBITEN VENDOR

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A LARGE PORCELAIN INKWELL IN THE FORM OF A SBITEN VENDOR
PROBABLY BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1810-1830S
Realistically modelled and painted as a sbiten vendor, wearing a green unglazed coat, pink dotted waist apron, black boots and blue hat, holding a sbiten pot and a cup, standing by a barrel shaped as an inkwell, with a detachable cover, on a circular naturalistic base, apparently unmarked, incised with initials and numerals ‘AK 10’
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high