Cheerful Cook and Cat (Повар и кот). Ruddy clown cook in a toque holds a ladle behind his back. And next to him a cat emerges from out of a pot. Made at Polonne Porcelain Factory. Porcelain, polychrome overglaze. Polonne "red swan" 1st quality red backstamp from 1973 and after. Figure stands a little over 5" in height. Excellent condition, no defects, no restoration. 1 only.
The Polonne Porcelain Factory merged with Dobrush Porcelain Factory in the 1980's.
Polonne is an ancient city in the Khmelnitsky region in western Ukraine. Originally it was built as a castle fortress on the banks of the Khomora river. Its recorded history dates 998. After passing through many regimes, Polonne's status as village was finally settled in 1938, when it became a city. Well before, in the 1880s, porcelain and earthenware was produced on the Polonsky estate.