The Internationale: A Soviet porcelain plate, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1921
the cavetto decorated with two red stars and grey ciselé geometric shapes, surrounded with the lyrics to The
Internationale ('Stand up, damned of the Earth, stand up, prisoners of starvation...'), the borders decorated with
colourful geometric shapes and silver inscription 'Workers of the world, unite!', with green underglaze Imperial cypher
for Nicholas II dated 1909 and blue factory mark dated 1921, further impressed in the paste with numbers 11 and 0
diameter 23.5cm, 9¾in.
Excellent condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age.
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