Lunacharsky: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1921
after the design by Alisa Golenkina, the cavetto painted with a portrait of Anatoly Lunacharsky, head of the People’s
Commissariat of Education (Narkompros), the rim inscribed in Russian 'Through the new school to new life', with
obscured green Imperial cypher of Nicholas II, blue factory mark dated 1921
diameter 23.4cm, 9⅜in.
Overall in very good, near perfect, condition. The rim with two very minor indentations or firing flaws, covered by the black paint.
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For comparison, please see T.N. Nosovich and I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi farforovyi zavod, 1904-1944, St. Petersburg, 2005, p. 282.