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Oleg Popov porcelain figurine

Oleg Popov porcelain figurine

 The lying clown figurine made by Kiev Experimental Ceramic Factory in 1970s.


 The figurine is a very rare piece. 

Oleg Konstantinovich Popov was born in 1930. He is a famous Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist. Popov has for years performed as a clown. His clown character follows the Russian folk tradition of a character called "Ivanushka," who fools other people.

Oleg Popov has appeared in four films.  At the 8th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 1981, he received the coveted Gold Clown award as a tribute to his career.

The figurine is marked:

Kiev Experimental Ceramic Factory mark