10 sensational Soviet propaganda plates



2016-04-05 14:56:23

After the 1917 revolution, the Soviets took control of Russia's Imperial Porcelain Factory. They renamed it the State Porcelain Factory and began producing a wide range of ceramics. The designs they used reflect the forward thinking nature of Russian art at the time and draw from modernist and folk art traditions. 

Here are 10 Soviet propaganda plates. 

10. After R Vilde

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This plate was produced in 1923 after a design by painter R Vilde - Image: eBay

9. For Good Years and Longevity 

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Renowned Russian painter Alexander Rodchenko designed this plate - Image: Auctionata

8. Land to the Working People


Produced to a design by Nathan Altman in 1919 - Image: Shapiro Auctions

7. Suprematism


Suprematism was a dominant force in Russian art in the early 20th century - Image: Dr Fischer Kunstauktionen



This ornate design spells out RSFSR for Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic - Image: Dr Fischer Kunstauktionen

5. Suprematist Agitation


Designer S Tschechonin created this stylised Hammer and Sickle in 1919 - Image: Auctionata

4. After Ilya Chasnick


Ilya Chasnick was a key figure in the Suprematist movement - Image: Auctionata 

3. The Chronicler


This striking piece by Stella G. Vengerovskaya is titled The Chronicler - Image: Auctionata 

2. Folk art


This folk art-inspired plate dates to after 1930 - Image: Dr Fischer Kunstauktionen

1. Blessed be Free Labour


This plate reads Blessed be Free Labour - Image: Auctionata


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