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A RARE LARGE SOVIET PORCELAIN VASE
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A RARE LARGE SOVIET PORCELAIN VASE

BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1930

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A RARE LARGE SOVIET PORCELAIN VASE
BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1930
Bulbous slightly tapering, the body painted in tones of blue, grey, mauve, and green with figures of Eskimos in a forest, hunting, shooting, riding a dear, and dogs attacking wild animals, including a wolf and leopard, within stylised trees, the base painted with a blue band with monochrome primitive figures of hunters and wild animals simulating cave painting, the rim painted with a polychrome band of geometric designs and fish outlines, marked under base with overglaze blue hammer and sickle, masked Imperial Porcelain Factory mark, and with the painter's signature in Cyrillic and date 'I. Riznich / 1930'
18 in. (45.8 cm.) high
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Ivan Ivanovich Riznich (1908-1998) was a porcelain painter and sculptor. He graduated from the Pavlovsk Art School in 1926 and in the same year joined the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. From 1927, Riznich became known for his designs depicting animals and landscapes. He worked for the factory as a painter and modeller until 1965 and again from 1975 until 1998. He painted many popular vases, services and figurines.

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