A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1921
After the design by Alexandra Shchekotikhina-Pototskaya, the centre painted with yellow and purple books, a partially gilt hammer and a sickle, with an inscription in Russian 'Knowledge Breaks The Chains of Slavery / 1921', the border further inscribed in Russian 'The State Publishing House' amongst scattered leaves, marked under base with a masked Imperial Factory mark and blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and the date '1921.'
9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diameter