New York: Rizzoli, 1990. Hardcover. Blue cloth with bright blue, color-illustrated glossy dustjacket. 160 pp., over 173 color plates, many smaller bw illustrations and photographs of marks and signatures. VG/VG. Item #105807
From the dustjacket: "This book records the history of the output of the ceramics factories of Russia after the Revolution, both in a readable, informative text and with superb photographs. The elite was well established in pre-revoutionary Russia; and in the wake of the Bolshevik victory, Lenin and Lunacharsky, head of the new Commissariat for Enlightenment, instructed the revoutionaries to use the stocks of blanks they found in the Imperial Porcelain Factory for the dissemination of pro-revolutionary propaganda. The results, lively, strong designs for objects as diverse as chess sets and inkstands, as well as the more usual cups and plates, provide vivid evidence of the changing mood of the times." An important and essential reference on this topic. A most creative period in Russian History. In addition to the amply annotated pieces illustrated in the main section, there is a chronology, artists' biographies, signatures & marks, initials, monograms & marks, factory marks, list of symbols, bibliography, index.
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