The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918
The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918
The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918
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The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:16,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

The idle belly must not enjoy what toiling hands have won: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1918


after the design by Sergei Chekhonin, plain white cavetto, the rim inscribed with the quote from Dmitry Minaev's

Russian translation of 'Germany. A Winter’s Tale' by Heinrich Heine (1844) and a single flower, puce border, with an

obscured Imperial cypher of Nicholas II, blue factory mark dated 1918

diameter 23.4cm, 9¼in.

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition, with only minor stacking wear to the edges.


"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."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

For comparison, please see T.N. Nosovich and I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvennyi farforovyi zavod, 1904-1944, St. Petersburg, 2005, p. 234.

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons
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