A Russian faience plate "Dai Bozhe Schast'e"
M.S. Kuzntsov Factory, Budiansk, Ukraine, 1894-1917
With folkloric floral patterns to rim and cavetto, the border text reading in Russian "God grant happiness"; marked '63' stamped in blue overglaze to underside; '1' above '18' impressed in paste.
Dia: 9 1/3 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 71, illus. 51, cat. no. 50
Sold for $2,500 (buyer's premium included)