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Russian Porcelain Figurine / Polonne Factory Ukraine " Loves Me- Loves Me Not" / Circa 1970

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Figurines1174 of 1342Set of 3 monkies A Pair of Nice German Figural Spill Vases / Marked C or G 178 / Unknown Maker and Age
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Posted 2 years ago


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Found this at Goodwill today. The mark was really faint but this one was actually an easy one to track down. There were several online auctions plenty of pictures and info. These figures were made for the tourist trade by the Polonne factory in the Ukraine in the 70's. They no longer do mass production and only take special orders today. The listing in their catalog calls this 12" figure "Loves Me-Love's Me Not". She is plucking the petals of a chamomile flower. She wasn't too expensive but not worth a lot either, maybe 25 to 50 dollars after checking the online auctions for this same piece. There are Russian pieces that look similar worth thousands, but no such luck this time. Poor girl is just from the wrong part of town.


  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    She is a Figure called Marguerite sometimes with the other story character Mephistopheles. From the very old opera Faust. Many statues have been made of Marguerite !

    Faust has devoted his life to philosophy. In despair, he renounces God and calls upon the Devil. Mephistopheles offers him sexual pleasure in return for his soul, and Faust agrees, inspired by a vision of Marguerite.
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    Poor Faust, for such a smart man you would think he would know nothing is worth your immortal soul ! Thank you, Phil that's so interesting. So maybe that's why they call them "Marguerite" daisies. I used to work in a floral
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Yes Mike, this opera has inspired more statues and art than any other I know of, especially when the figures are so beautiful !~

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