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A RARE SOVIET SUPREMATIST PORCELAIN PLATE FROM THE BLACK RIBBON SERVICE
A RARE SOVIET SUPREMATIST PORCELAIN PLATE FROM THE BLACK RIBBON SERVICE

BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1924

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A RARE SOVIET SUPREMATIST PORCELAIN PLATE FROM THE BLACK RIBBON SERVICE
BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1924
Circular, painted with Suprematist composition in black and gray within black border, after the design by Ilya Chashnik, marked under base with green underglaze factory mark, dated '1924' and numbered '474/653' in black, also further inscribed in Russian 'Suprematism / After the draw.[ing by] Chashnik’
9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner before the late 1970s.

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Lot Essay

This rare porcelain plate is from the Black Ribbon service, designed by Ilya Chashnik in 1923-1924. The Suprematist series were among the most experimental and innovative productions of the State porcelain factory. These designs are based on abstract geometric forms, influenced by the works of Kazimir Malevich and his followers Nikolai Suetin and Ilya Chashnik.

For comparable pieces from the Black Ribbon service, see T. Kudryartseva, Circling the Square, Avant-garde porcelain from Revolutionary Russia, London, 2004, p. 90.

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