Snegurochka (aka The Snow Maiden) (Снегурочка). Painted porcelain figure. Mstinsky Raypromkombinat in the village of Bronnitsy (Мстинский Райпромкомбинат в селе Бронницы). The designer of the figure is Tamara Aleksandrovna Gavrilova. Backstamp is consistent with pieces made in the 1950s. Somewhat scarce. 6¾" in height. In fine condition, 1 only.
The Vozrozhdenie plant in Bronnitsa in the Novgorod region (Бронницкий фарфоровый завод) grew out of the Mstinsky Raypromkombinat in the village of Bronnitsy in 1942, a regional industrial complex created in a one-story building. Vozrozhdenie was founded in 1966 by merging one of the workshops of "Proletary" (it's predecessor) with a small local factory "Stroyfayans". The most popular product was the cobalt line of dishes and small artistic figures developed by professional sculptors and painters, including Tamara Gavrilova and Vladimir Smolyar, who played leading roles, and other artists: Olga Churakova, Marina Andreeva, Ivan Berdnikov, Tamara Erokhina-Evladova, and Alexaner Kruglov. The enterprise was finally closed in 2004, and Proletary, the major industrial facility, which employed over 1000 people, also closed several years later. In 2016, with only the museum remaining, a workshop for the production of souvenirs opened at the House of Culture of the Proletary settlement with former employees of the Bronnitskiy plant carefully maintaining the traditions of Novgorod porcelain.
Tamara Alexandrovna Gavrilova (1924-1998) was one of the best artists of the factory. The museum keeps a very large collection of her works - these are various sets and sets, decorative dishes, sculptural compositions. After the artist's death, the heirs donated to the museum a collection of her works.