Russian Sculptures

Paperweight with Samoyed figurine

    Paperweight with Samoyed figurine

    Russian Empire

    Late 19th century

    Bronze, rock crystal; casting, chasing, mounting, patination

    10.5 x 15.1 x 9.7 cm


    Sculptural image of a seated (resting) male Samoyed made of silver, with his right leg stretched out and his left one - half bent is fixed on ornately shaped rock crystal base imitating ice. The Samoyed is presented in the national clothes and shoes: long deerskin parka and high fur boots. A bow is in his right hand, a quiver with arrows is behind his back.