This Hunter and Dog was made by a Russian Private Factory between 1840 and 1865. A similarly modelled figure of a piper made by the Kornilov Factory can be seen in the Batenin Kornilov book. This one could be Kornilov, Popov or Gardner.
Everyone always talks about how dogs often look like their owners. This dog and its owner share the same blue eyes.
The rifle could certainly be better restored. Hoping to get to that one of these days. Not much original remains between the tip of the barrel and the hand.
One of the things I admire in these figures is how the subjects were taken from life. These are representations of real character types one could have encountered in this period.
Appears to have been assembled from about fourteen separately moulded parts.
Incised I inside O.
20 cm in height.