e - A SOVIET PORCELAIN PLATE: 'THE BOOK', ZINAIDA KOBYLETSKAYA, STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, 1921

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After a design by the artist, showing an open book, the left page centred with a red star in a laurel surround above Petrograd / 1921 in Cyrillic, and the right with History of the October Revolution / 1917 painted in Cyrillic, resting on a pile of books, one titled Revolution / 1917 in Cyrillic, the date 1921 painted in red and hammer and sickle in gilt with finely painted foliate detail, signed N. Dolodugni on the front, with manufactory marks dated 1921 and Imperial cypher for Nicholas II dated 1902 partially obliterated by a green oval