A pair of Soviet porcelain pink-decorated jugs

Dmitrovsk Porcelain Factory, Dmitrovsk, after 1939

Decorated with images of Vera Mukhina's sculpture at VSKhV; the pair marked '24' to underside. (2).

H: 8 1/4 in.



PROVENANCE:

Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Literature
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 178-179, illus. 115, cat. no. 148

Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina (1889-1953) was one of the most prominent Soviet sculptors. Her well-known work, "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman", was the centerpiece of the Soviet pavilion at the 1937 International Exhibition in Paris. It became iconic immediately, and the powerful image of the figures holding the hammer and a sickle joining to form the symbol of the Soviet Union was widely disseminated.

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