30 November 2015
A SOVIET PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1922
The cup painted with a stylised city view on white ground, after a design by Nadezhda Blagoveshchenskaya-Vasilianova, within dark green borders, with a scroll handle; the saucer painted with stylised foliage in black and light burgundy on white ground, within dark green borders, both marked under bases with masked Imperial Porcelain Factory mark and blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and the date '1922', the cup inscribed in blue number '21/1', the saucer inscribed in blue number '21/4'
The cup 2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.) high
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For similar cup and saucer, see G. Lukomskii, Russisches Porzellan, Berlin, 1924, pl. 100., also see E. Gollerbakh, Farfor gosudarstvennogo zavoda, Moscow, 1922, p. 37, illustrated.
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