This vintage ceramic figure is a real mystery, so much so that I reached out to other dealers to ask them what on earth they thought this chap could be! Answers that came back included a shaving stand – with the soldier’s hat used for the brush and his chest for the soap – a cufflinks tray, a soap tray/vase combo, and a I-have-no-idea-whatsoever! Personally though I think he would make the most awesome planter – the cavity in the bearskin hat is really deep, so could easily accommodate a small plant. I don’t think that was the original purpose of our (Russian?) guard, but it’s certainly what I would want to use him for!
P.S. This figurine is a very decent size, but not massive – please pay attention to the dimensions below
Dimensions: 22cm tall x 17.5cm wide x 4.5cm deep