A RUSSIAN PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A PEASANT WITH A PIPE, GARDNER PORCELAIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1870-1890S
realistically modeled, the man holding a pipe with his right hand, dressed in traditional attire, including a light white tunic with red detailing and a gray overcoat, blue breeches and bast shoes, standing in front of a storage stool with a bottle and cup on top of it, that serves as a match holder, atop a rectangular grass-like base, factory mark in iron red, with painted numeral 117 with impressed factor mark all underside of unglazed base; height: 23 cm (9 in.)
The porcelain figure is in good condition. A hairline crack visible to the interior of the storage box. Surface dust. Inspection under UV light shows fluorescence to the base, most notably around the storage box.