Lot 139
  • 139

A Soviet Porcelain Plate: Sun and Moon, The State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1921

8,000 - 12,000 USD
13,750 USD
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  • with blue overglaze factory mark dated 1921, also with obscured mark
  • Porcelain
after a design by Alexandra Shchekotikhina-Pototskaia (1892-1967), the cavetto with the merging face of the moon and sun, the border with stars

Catalogue Note

The design of this plate reflects Shchekotikhina-Pototskaia's study of folk art and icon painting in the Russian North, where the motif of the merging "faces" of the sun and moon could frequently be found. On this design see T. Nosovich and I. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi farforovyi zavod, 1904-1944, St. Petersburg, 2005, p. 299.