The Boxer (Боксер). The Boxer was bred from the Old English Bulldog and another dog, the Bullenbeisse. Its head is its most distinctive feature. It is a very popular dog, friendly and lively. They make wonderful family dogs.
A porcelain figure of the boxer with fully painted details. Pictures don't do the piece justice. Blue Lomonosov factory mark stamped on the bottom of the feet. 8¼"x 7⅜, and it weighs a couple of ounces short of two pounds (517gr). Note: fawn color also available (not shown).
Two talented artists collaborated to produce many of the "Porcelain Zoo" animal sculptures. Porcelain painter Viktor Zhbanov and sculptor/modeler Pavel Veselov. The fruit of their cooperation produced unique figures that are natural and distinctive in their poses.
The Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (Ломоносовский фарфоровый завод) has had a long history, starting with its name. When founded in 1744, it carried the name Imperial Porcelain Factory (Императорский фарфоровый завод). In 1925, it became Lomonosov, named after the scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765). Finally, in 2005, it came full circle and was renamed the Imperial Porcelain Factory (or Manufactory), or IPM, for short.