1921: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1921
after the design by Alexandra Shekatikhina-Pototskaya, the cavetto painted with flowers, foliage and ciselé gilt
wheat spikelets intertwining the numbers 1921, with green Imperial cypher of Nicholas II dated 1899, blue factory
mark dated 1921
diameter 25cm, 9⅞in.
Overall in good condition. The surfaces with light stacking wear and a handful of areas of rubbing especially to the black and red enamels, visible in the catalogue image.
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For comparison, please see N. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics: Soviet Porcelain, 1917-1927, London, 1990, no. 40, p. 61.