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A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE 'COMMISSAR'
A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE 'COMMISSAR'

BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1921

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A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE 'COMMISSAR'
BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1921
After the design by Alexandra Shchekotikhina-Pototskaya, painted with the Commissar, the General Staff Building and the Alexander Column on background, the border inscribed in Russian 'Uritsky Square Petrograd', marked under base with blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, dated ‘1921', impressed with numerals '3' and '10', also inscribed in Russian 'After a dr.[awing] by Shchekotikhina.'
8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.) diameter

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For comparable plates, see T. Kudriavtseva, Circling the Square, London, 2004, p. 117, no. 100, and T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi Farforovyi Zavod, 1904-1944 [State Porcelain Factory, 1904-1944], St Petersburg, 2005, p. 294.

A comparable plate was sold Sotheby's, London, 1 December 2005, lot 171.

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