A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATTER BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1904, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1925

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A SOVIET PROPAGANDA PORCELAIN PLATTER BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1904, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1925 Probably after a design by Sergei Chekhonin, circular, the centre painted with the red Communist flag with Cyrillic abbreviation KIM inside a star within a ciselé gilt circle, surrounded by the Cyrillic inscription USSR amongst foliate design within a gilt and red rim, the border inscribed A Komsomol Member through Lenins Studies into the Ranks of the R.C.P. (b.) within a gilt rim, marked under base with a green underglaze factory mark and a blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog, and the date 1925 11 7/8 in. (30.1 cm.) diameter