METAL: A SOVIET PORCELAIN TEA SET, LOMONOSOV PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1930
after the design by Mikhail Moh, comprising a platter, teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl and two cups, with blue hammer and sickle mark
diameter of platter 34.4cm, 13½in.
In excellent condition, with only minor surface wear, consistent with age.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
A partial service of the same design by Moh is in the collection of the Lomonosov Porcelain Museum, Hermitage, Saint Petersburg.
For further information, please see T. Nosovich, I. Popova, Gosudarstvenniy Farforoviy Zavod, St Petersburg, 2005, p. 458.