2 December 2015
A Soviet Porcelain Plate "Woman with a Demon"
AFTER A DESIGN BY SERGEY CHEKHONIN, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1922
Diameter 23 cm.
Related literature: For a similar work, see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvenny farforovy zavod. 1904–1944, St Petersburg, Orchestr, p. 219.
Circular, the cavetto painted with a reclining nude caressing a monkey-like creature surrounded by lush vegetation within a black band and royal blue border within gold rims, with blue overglaze manufactory marks and green Imperial cypher for Alexander III, further signed in Cyrillic “po ris. Chekhonina”.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.