Dancing Cossack (Танцующий казачок). A nicely painted young boy dancing in his white Cossack uniform. Designed in the 1950's by Alexey Georgievich Sotnikov (Алексей Георгиевич Сотников) (1904-1989), a renowned 20th century ceramic sculptor. Dulevo (Дулево) Porcelain Works, 1970-1980. Faded factory backstamp on the bottom. 4" height by 3¼" width. Bit of wear to the hand, no chips or repairs. 1 only, as shown.
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).