18th century. Jean Dominique Rachette was responsible for the series of figures known as “Street Sellers (or Vendors) and Craftsmen” created in 1780s and 1790s. As leading experts on Imperial Russian porcelain, we provide FREE online appraisals and help with selling figurines produced by The Imperial Porcelain Factory. CONTACT US and we’ll be more than happy to assist.
1810s-1820s. Several additional models of street sellers were created, mostly by Pimenov, standing on round flat (usually gilt) bases and wearing unglazed dark blue dresses and jackets.
Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855). Most of the following models were made after colored engravings from Cris de St. Petersbourg (Собрание рисунков изображающих разнощиков в Санкт-Петербурге) by Charles Beggrow published in Russia in 1834.