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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 247

    A Soviet Porcelain Propaganda Plate

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, WITH LATER BLUE OVERGLAZE FACTORY MARK OF HAMMER SICKLE AND COG, DATED 1921

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    A Soviet Porcelain Propaganda Plate
    Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II, with later blue overglaze factory mark of hammer sickle and cog, dated 1921
    Circular, with scalloped rim, after a design by Zinaida Kobyletskaya, the center painted with an open book titled History of The October Revolution 1917, the opposite page inscribed Petersburg 1921, atop a pile of books and a newspaper, amidst sprays of leaves and a gilt hammer and sickle, with a gilt cavetto band, marked under base
    8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam.


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    See note to lot 246.