This is a rare Russian Majolica Bear - with 3NK (or Zeke or Zik mark,), as photographed.
It was made in the USSR.
This green sprig or foliage mark was only used by the Konakovo Faience Factory for a very short time: from 1952 - 1959.
The factory, the Konakovo (or Konakovskaya) Faience Plant, was sited near the town of Kuznetsovo in Tver Province - and was founded in 1809, making it one of the oldest in the USSR.
Height: 5 1/2 inches
This cute little circus bear is shown playing with a big yellow hoop or tyre - the figurine is in perfect condition.
It is one of two that I have in my Iconic Edinburgh online store - this one has a slightly darker brown tone to the bear.