An original antique Imperial Russian hand painted and glazed faience figurine depicting a peasant as a barrel maker or bondar' by M.S. Kuznetsov Partnership. Incised marking on the bottom: M.S. KUZNETSOV, 1804, 35. Dating circa 1890 to 1900. M.S. Kuznetsov Partnership for the Manufacture of Porcelain and Pottery Goods is one of the largest porcelain and faience industries in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was founded on September 29, 1887 by a Russian industrialist and entrepreneur from the Kuznetsov family, Matvey Sidorovich Kuznetsov, and existed until 1917, when most of the enterprises were nationalized. Russian Decorative Art Antiques And Collectibles, Porcelain And Faience Figurines For Collectors.