8 June 2010
A Soviet Porcelain Plate
By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas II, and the State Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1921
Circular, probably after a design by Rudolf Vilde, the centre painted with stylized flowers and foliage, the border inscribed in Russian 'Russia 1917-1921', the reverse with paper label attached, marked under base with masked Imperial factory mark, overglaze blue hammer, sickle and cog, and the date '1921'
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter
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For another plate with this design, see N. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics, New York, 1990, pp. 68-69, illustrated.
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