A SOVIET PORCELAIN PROPAGANDA PLATE
A SOVIET PORCELAIN PROPAGANDA PLATE

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1902, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1923

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A SOVIET PORCELAIN PROPAGANDA PLATE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1902, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1923
After the design by Alexander Gromov, the centre painted with a sun and a hand holding a scroll inscribed '1 May', within a traditional Russian townscape, the border painted with a date '1923', marked under base with green underglaze Imperial Porcelain Factory mark and black overglaze Jubilee mark for the fifth anniversary of the State Porcelain Factory, also numbered '72/12.'
8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.) diameter

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Lot Essay

For a comparable plate from the collection of the Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, see E. Sametskaya, Sovetskii Agitatsionyi Farfor, Moscow, 2004, p. 240, no. 13 [15].

We are grateful to Vladimir Levshenkov for his assistance with the research of the present lot.
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