A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A YAKUT HUNTER AND A PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A DANCING MAN

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the first unmarked, by the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, st. petersburg, probably circa l800; the second marked popov, moscow, mid to late 19th century

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The first depicting the long-haired Yakut wearing fur boots and fur-coat, a quiver and bow (broken) flung over his shoulder, standing poised to skin the dead squirrel held in his right hand 8V4in. (21cm.) high; the second depicting a bearded peasant wearing a tall black hat, grey overcoat with a red sash, blue and white striped trousers tucked into black boots, his arms akimbo and his right heel forward ready to jig atop naturalistic ground (chips)