20 May 2015
A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1924
Circular, with scalloped rim with dark blue border, painted after a design by Bazilka Stepanovna Radonich, centering a Russian woman in traditional dress and kokoshnik holding a flower, surrounded by a varicolor floral band and gilt-painted in Russian '1 May', all within a gilt floral border, marked under base with green underglaze factory mark, and black overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and dated '1924', signed in Cyrillic 'B. Radonich'
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter
Dr. Mikhail Klatchko, acquired circa 1930.
By descent to the present owner.
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