25 November 2003
A SOVIET PORCELAIN PLATE
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas II, 1911, with later black overglazed State Porcelain Factory mark dated 1924, with number 747/9.
Shaped circular, painted with 'The Chronicler', after S. Vegerovskaia, the writer holding a feather, sitting on a cushion with a scroll by his side announcing the death of Lenin in 1924, marked under base
10in. (25.4cm.) diam.
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L. Andreeva, Soviet Porcelain 1920-1930, (Moscow 1975), p. 113 illustrated
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