A VERY RARE SOVIET PORCELAIN GROUP 'FAMINE'

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BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1922

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A VERY RARE SOVIET PORCELAIN GROUP 'FAMINE'
BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1922
Realistically modelled as two emaciated adults and children, the standing figure wearing a blue-grey tattered robe, the seated figure wearing a grey shirt, red skirt, and maroon headscarf, after the model by Natalya Danko of 1921, created to commemorate the famine of 1920 in the lower Volga region, marked inside the base with green underglaze hammer, sickle and cog, blue overglaze date '1922' and further inscription 'No 279 9'
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high