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A Soviet Porcelain Plate "The Water Carrier", The State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd,

1922

Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
281
A Soviet Porcelain Plate "The Water Carrier", The State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd,

1922

Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A Soviet Porcelain Plate "The Water Carrier", The State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd,

1922

the center depicting a standing peasant girl in sarafan and kokoshnik balancing a yoke and two water buckets in a landscape, the cavetto with a black and green border
with green cypher mark of Nicholas II dated 1895 and blue State Porcelain Factory mark dated 1922. Also with design number No. 69/4
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Literature

The image of the water carrier is clearly a reference to Stepan Pimenov's famous sculpture of a female water carrier introduced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in 1817, one of the institution's first and most important heroicizing depictions of the peasantry.  For a very similar plate, see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics: Soviet Porcelain, 1917-1927, London, 1990, p. 118, no. 136

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