London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A Soviet porcelain propaganda Plate
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, mark masked, with State Porcelain Factory marks, 1921, painted by Maria Lebedeva
Circular, the centre painted with an old gypsy-woman reading the palm of a elegantly dressed young woman in stylized landscape, signed in Cyrillic 'Maria Lebedeva', the border painted with the Soviet slogan 'Life without work is thievery', with black rim, marked on base
9½in. (24.2cm.) diam.
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