Suvorov Military Academy Marching Tuba Player, Polonskiy
(Polonnoe) Artistic Ceramics Factory, 1960s.
Base measures ¾" x 2" (2 x 5cm), figure is 2 ¼" (5.8cm)
high. No trademark beside the red quality control stamp to
the bottom, but the figurine is known to have been made by
the Polonnoe Factory in Soviet Ukraine during the 60s.
In excellent condition. Shows none of the usual chips or
cracks, and the gilding on the tuba, edges of shoulder
boards, etc. which was applied on top of the glaze, has no
noticeable scuffs or wear. The only sign of wear visible to
the unaided eye is a negligible amount of rubbing on the
back of the pants.
Although traditionally thought of as always wearing blue
uniforms, we've seen 1960s photos of a Suvorov cadet band in
white gimnasterka shirts and black pants. This figurine is a
part of the series of three similarly sized figures of
Suvorov marching band cadets playing different instruments.
/See Page 33 of the Volume 3 of the "Soviet Porcelain" by
Nasonova and Nasonov/