A Handcrafted Bear Cub laying down handmade from clay porcelain from the lomonosov porcelain factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. This piece is made from some of the best clay porcelain in the world. The Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain factory has been in existence since 1744. Originally the Tsars of Russia were the only ones that could afford the pieces. Item is in stock and ready to be shipped. The Bear cub is 4.75 inches in length and 3.5 inches in width. ( 1 inch= 2.5 cm). The piece is stamped by the factory's seal of authenticity.
The Imperial Russian Lomonosov Porcelain factory was founded by Empress Elizabeth, Peter the Great's daughter, in 1744. Here the gifted Russian scientist Dmitry Vinogradov independently discovered the secret of making porcelain and developed the technology for its manufacture and the later creation of Lomonosov Russia. Three hundred years ago no one in Europe had any idea of the materials and techniques used in making porcelain. The Chinese kept the secrets of porcelain production. Only in the early 18th century in Saxony the alchemist Johan F. Bottger discovered a way to produce "European" hard paste porcelain. These developments did not escape the notice of Peter I. During his frequent visits to European countries, Peter I pursued his interest in the secrets of porcelain manufacture and he attempted to introduce it to Russia with the help of foreigners, but unsuccessfully. Peter I's idea to establish his own porcelain production was brought to life two decades later by h