10 sensational Soviet propaganda plates
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
This plate was produced in 1923 after a design by painter R Vilde - Image: eBay
9. For Good Years and Longevity
Renowned Russian painter Alexander Rodchenko designed this plate - Image: Auctionata
8. Land to the Working People
Produced to a design Nathan Altman in 1919 - Image: Shapiro Auctions
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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