A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A FOOTBALLER

BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, LATE 1920S

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A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A FOOTBALLER
BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, PETROGRAD, LATE 1920S
After a model by Natalia Danko, realistically modelled and painted as a boy, with a football, wearing a chequered cap, with a light blue shirt, blue shorts and black lace-up boots, on a circular base, marked under base with blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, overglaze red export mark 'Made in Russia', also with blue overglaze artist's initials 'MK' for Maria Kirillova
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high