A Soviet porcelain cup and saucer "Horn of Plenty"

Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1937

After the design by Sergei Chekhonin of 1918, this cup and saucer dated 1937, marked to underside of cup '6/7' in green and in Russian 'G-E–34/27' in grey overglaze, the underside of saucer marked '6/7' in green. (2).

H: 4 1/4 in. (cup)


Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 107, illus. 66, cat. no. 83

Sergey Vasil'evich Chekhonin (1878-1936) was a Russian graphic artist, portrait miniaturist, ceramicist, and illustrator. Chekhonin belonged to the second generation of the World of Art or Mir Isskustvo, movement, and Chekhonin's work is an important bridge during the transitional period from 1918-1928 in Russian porcelain. He was responsible for many important works of 'agitprop' porcelain, but his devotion to the communist cause was tenuous, and he fled the Soviet Union to France in 1928.

Sold for $1,875 (buyer's premium included)