A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE

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A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1901, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, 1920
After the design by Zinaida Kobyletskaya, the centre and border inscribed in Russian 'Long Live the VIII Congress of Soviets' in stylised script in black and red, further decorated with gilt and sepia painted leaves, wheat and acorns, all within a gilt rim, marked under base with green underglaze Imperial Porcelain Factory mark and blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and the date ‘1920.’

9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diameter