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Ukrainian Hand Painted Porcelain Figurines (Deerfield)

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Ukrainian Hand Painted Porcelain Figurines:

- Porcelain figurine "Abundance" marked with Polonsk stamp, After 1980 Polonsky Factory of Artistic Ceramics, $75
- Porcelain figurine "Two Cossacks" marked with Polonsk stamp on the bottom, used to have alcoholic beverage inside. It is empty now, could be used as contaner of flower vase, 10" tall, 6" wide, $75

Polonne is a city on the Khomora River in the Khmelnitsky region in western Ukraine. Originally built as a castle fortress on the banks of the river, its recorded history dates all the way back to 998. After passing through a great many political and governmental regimes, Polonne's status as a village was finally settled in 1938 and it became a city.

Before that, in the 1880's, porcelain and earthenware was crafted and manufactured on the Polonsky estate. After that arrangement expired, a cooperative of craftsmen, known as "Keramik", came into being. This eventually became the Polonsky Factory of Artistic Ceramics, officially founded in 1956, and which effectively produced millions of porcelain products annually, including many unique and beautiful pieces. After Ukraine's Independence, it was privatized and was still able to thrive. Over time, however, economic weakness and foreign porcelain imports, coupled with tax inspection and pension funding, forced the company into bankruptcy in 2011. The legacy still exists through the Khmelnytsky Regional Museum.

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