7 July 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,112
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A Soviet porcelain propaganda Dish
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1893, and State Porcelain Factory marks, painted by Vasilii Timorev
Circular, the centre with the gilt profile of G.E. Zinov'ev in a shaped ropework cartouche, surrounded by seven figures in Central Asian costumes with scrolling floral and foliate decoration, signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Timorev 22 XI.', enclosed by the russet Soviet slogan in Russian 'Meeting of the Peoples of the East under the chairman[ship] of Zinov'ev in Baku', the raised rim painted with boteh motifs with foliate scolls on black ground at intervals, between gilt borders, marked on base
14¼in. (36.4cm.) diam.
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Grigorii Evseevich Zinov'ev, the pseudonym of Ovshi Gershon Aronovich Radomysl'skii (1883-1936), was born in the Ukraine and became one of Lenin's staunchest collaborators. He was put in charge of the nationalities and to bring the Muslim peoples of central Asia under the wing of the new communist power. Like most of Lenin's comrades, he was purged by Stalin in 1936 and executed.
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