London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A Soviet porcelain propaganda Platter
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1896, with State Porcelain Factory marks, 1922, painted by Maria Lebedeva
Circular, the centre painted with Baba-Iaga with her cat and raven, cooking for a smoking pot, the smoke painted onto the rim from which grow trees and a peasant with a banner inscribed with the Soviet slogan 'The Future has no Fear of Past Horrors', by Maria Lebedeva, within black border, marked on base
12.in. (30.4cm.) diam.
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