14 July 1999
A Soviet porcelain Propaganda Plate 'The Red Star'
by the State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1922
Circular, the centre painted with a red star decorated with a plough and adze and the gilt Cyrillic initials 'RSFSR' on white ground within gilt cisel border, the rim with gilt agricultural and industrial emblems on deep blue ground, after Mikhail Adamovich, marked under base with blue hammer and sickle, V and cog, the date and number '216/16'
9in. (24cm.) diam.
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For a similar plate see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics: Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, (New York, 1990), illustrated p.77.
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