A Soviet Porcelain Propaganda Plate
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II, with later blue overglaze factory mark of hammer sickle and cog, dated 1921
Circular, with scalloped rim, after a design by Zinaida Kobyletskaya, 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, with a gilt cavetto band, marked under base
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam.