A Soviet Porcelain Cup and Saucer, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1922

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Property from a Private Collection, France A Soviet Porcelain Cup and Saucer, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1922 by Sergei Chekhonin, the bodies painted in deep blue with gold, red and green stylised flowers and leaves, the plate with the white cavetto with alternating blue and gold borders, the cup with white geometric handle, with IPF mark for Nicholas II, 1905 factory mark and initials S.Ch in Cyrillic, 1922 on the underside 2 height of the cup 7.5 cm, 3 in. Provenance Sothebys, Russian Sale including the Nicholas Lynn Collection of Soviet Revolutionary Porcelain, London, 19 February 1998, lot 504 Literature Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Revolutionary Ceramics: Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, London, 1990, no. 114, p. 106 Catalogue Note As with the corresponding plate (lot 149), this cup and saucer were the personal property of Chekhonin. He took these pieces with him when he emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1928. For further information, please see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, no. 114, p. 106