18 April 2008
A Soviet Porcelain Propaganda Plate
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II, masked mark
Circular, with scalloped rim, the center painted with an open book titled History of The October Revolution 1917, the opposite page inscribed Petersburg 1921, atop a pile of books and a newspaper, amidst sprays of leaves and a gilt hammer and sickle, within a gilt cavetto band, marked under base
8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam.
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For a comparable plate see, N. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics, New York, 1990, p. 52, no. 26, and E. Sametskaya, Sovetskii Agitatsionyi Farfor, Moscow, 2004, p. 198, no. 2.
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