2 June 2014
A SOVIET PORCELAIN TUREEN AND COVER
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG , PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1920
Circular, flanked by two scroll handles, painted overall varicoloured scrolling foliage and flower-heads, the independent table cover with a knop finial, within green borders, marked under base with masked Imperial Porcelain Factory mark and blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and the date '1920'
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) diamter
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For a tureen (prostokvashnitsa) by the Imperial Porcelain Factory of nearly identically form, see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi Farforovyi Zavod, 1904-1944 [State Porcelain Factory, 1904-1944], St Petersburg, 2005, p. 48.
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