Mishka Bear with Balalaika [Gorodnitsky]. A cute bear sits on a stump and plays his balalaika. Porcelain, underglaze painting. Gorodnitsky Porcelain Factory (Gorodnitsy), 1952-1954. Designed by sculptor and ceramicist Tamara Lakovna Kryzhanovskaya (1926-1994). Blue (2nd quality) "Gorodnitsa" backstamp. In about fine condition. 3½" in height. 1 available. Note: book value for this piece is $50-$80.
The Gorodnitsky Porcelain Factory was one of the more well-known factories in Ukraine. It was founded in 1799 and was related to the factory in Korets. Note: book value for this piece is $50-$80.