Mishka Bear Cub Honey Jar "Lakomka". Lakomka is Russian for gourmand and who better than a bear cub to appreciate honey? This whimsical and delightful fine all-porcelain honey jar depicts a cute bear cub known as Mishka licking his paw while a honey bee flies about his head. All the pieces, including the top and spoon, are porcelain (no plastic!) and each piece is expertly hand painted. "Made in USSR" with the Dulevo (Дулево) Porcelain Works backstamp indicates these were made for export during last quarter of the 20th century. Brand new, 6"x 8".
Dulevo (sometimes Dulyovo) Porcelain Works (Дулевскй фарфоровый завод) is one of the most famous Russian (and former Soviet) porcelain manufacturers. The works were founded in the Dulevo wasteland (now Likino-Dulevo) in 1832 by famed Russian merchant Terenti Kuznetsov (Теренти Кузнецов).