Suvorov Military Academy Marching Trumpeter, Polonskiy (Polonnoe) Artistic Ceramics Factory, 1960s.
Base measures ¾" x 2" (2 x 5cm), figure is 2 ¼" (5.8cm) high. No trademark beside the red quality control stamp to the bottom, but the figurine is known to have been made by the Polonnoe Factory in Soviet Ukraine during the 60s.
In excellent condition. Shows none of the usual chips or cracks, and the gilding on the trumpet, edges of shoulder boards etc., which was applied on top of the glaze, has no noticeable scuffs or wear.
Although traditionally thought of as always wearing blue uniforms, we've seen 1960s photos of a Suvorov cadet band in white gimnasterka shirts and black pants. This figurine is a part of the series of three similarly sized figures of Suvorov marching band cadets playing different instruments.
/See Page 33 of the Volume 3 of the "Soviet Porcelain" by Nasonova and Nasonov/