Red fox (Рыжая лиса). Elegantly modeled small red fox looks great from any angle! Note the fine quality painting on this piece. The details are fine and the pose and face expressive. Finished with a smooth glaze, the piece was hand painted in the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory before 1991. Stamped on the bottom is the "LFZ" factory logo and "Made in USSR". 3"x 2"x 4¾". 1 only.
Two talented artists collaborated to produce many of the "Porcelain Zoo" animal sculptures. Porcelain painter Viktor Zhbanov and sculptor/modeller 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.