Vase Presented To Ballerina Tatiana Vecheslova By The All-Russian Theatrical Society, Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1953
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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the vase form 'Kitaiskaia' designed by Serafima Iakovleva, the painted design 'Russkie uzory' by Aleksei Vorobevskii, the neck with gilt presentation inscription in Russian 'XXV/ Honoured Artist of the RSFSR/ Laureate of the Stalin Prize/ Tatiana Mikhailovna Vecheslova/ 1928-1953 [from the] All Russian Theatrical Society', the base inscribed in Russian 'A. Vorobevskii/ May 1953/ Russian patterns'
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 423, cat. no. 347; for a comparable example by Vorobevskii, see Petrova 2006, pp.352 & 357.
A classmate of Galina Ulanova, Tatiana Vecheslova (1910-1991) was the first Soviet ballerina to travel abroad when she visited the USA in 1934. This vase was mostly likely presented on her retirement in 1953, following 25 years of service, after which she taught at the Kirov Ballet and published a number of books.