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MIKHAIL ADAMOVICH, 1884-1947 Russian Soviet Propaganda plate, pre-Revolutionary mark of Kuznetsov factory, blue state porcelain factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1919 and initialed by the artist O.Y. Diam. 23cm

MIKHAIL ADAMOVICH, 1884-1947 Coffee cup and matching saucer “Lenin with Red Star”, blue state porcelain factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1921, height of the cup 7.5 cm, diameter of the saucer 15.7 cm. Bibliography: N. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain1917-1927, London 1990, p36 #6 (illustrated).

Costume design after BAKST. Nijinsky in “Carnival” Karlsruhe Majolika by Fritz Behn 1912 49cm high

Four porcelain plates with costume designs by Bakst for different Diaghilev events. Each bears marks of pre-Revolutionary Kuznetsov Porcelain factory, Leningrad Lomonosov porcelain factory and inscription “After drawing by L. Bakst” Size: 25-47cm.

Costume design after BAKST. Karl Ens (1898-1972) Volkstedt (Germany) porcelain figure of Tamara Karsavina and Vaclav Nijinsky in "Carnival". Based on a lithograph by Ludwig Kainer, published in his portfolio Russisches Ballett, Leipzig, Wolff, 1913. Some small defects. H = 11" Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog).

(Costume design after BAKST). Porcelain figure of Karsavina in "Scheherazade". Bears marks of Leningrad Lomonosov porcelain factory date 1922 and number 50/21. Form by D. Ivanov. H = 9" Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog). Compare: Sotheby’s Russian works of Art, London 12 June 2008 lot734

Costume design after BAKST. Porcelain figure of Karsavina in "Fire-Bird". Bears marks of Leningrad Lomonosov porcelain factory date 1922 and number 52/11. Form by D. Ivanov. H = 9" Provenance: Sotheby’s. Dance, Theater, Opera, Music Hall and Film. New York, 21.11.1984. lot 191 Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog). . Illustrated in: THE BALLETS RUSSES AND THE ART OF DESIGN Editors: Alston Purvis, Peter Rand, Anna Winestein, The Monacelli Press, Random House, 2009, p. 117.

(Design). Four porcelain plates by Kornilov factory, numbered 1/140 and signed on reverse. D=10". Compare: Sotheby’s Russian works of Art, London 12 June 2008 lot 728.

”Sorrow” By the Imperial Porcelain factory with green underglaze Alexander III imperial porcelain factory mark dated 1893, another IPF monogram obliterated with oval black paint patch, and state porcelain factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1921 with Russian inscription “ Sergei V..CHEKHONINE isp. NB (Nadejda Sergeevna Blagovestchenskaia)” all in grey overglaze. The maiden is grieving for the catastrophic harvest, hence the black leaves instead of grain. 24 cm diameter. (N. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain1917-1927, London 1990, p 48, where similar plate is illustrated).

Cup with saucer by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, period of AlexanderIII dated, with underglaze green mark of AlexanderIII monogram and date 1892, with later State Porcelain Factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1922 on the saucer all in blue overglaze. Height of the cup 6.5 cm, diameter of the saucer 12 cm. (N. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain1917-1927, London 1990, pp 107, where similar cup and saucer are illustrated). Provenance: Im Kinsky, Vienna, 18.04.07, lot #671.

By the Imperial Porcelain factory with green underglaze Nicolas II imperial porcelain factory mark dated 1904,and state porcelain factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1919 with pattern number 186/12 and Russian inscription “After a drawing by S.CHEKHONINE” all in grey overglaze. Circular, Cubist design with Hammer and Sickle, the emblems depicted around the centre, in cisele gilding with red and black handles and the black section of a cog. 24 cm diameter. Similar version of the plate has been sold on Christie’s, London, 29 Nov 2006, lot 265.

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Nataly Danko A pair of soviet Porcelain figurines “Anna Akhmatova” State Porcelain Manufactory height 22 cm. (Akhmatova posed for that portrait). Illustrated in N. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain1917-1927, London 1990, p93 #88. a/ with black mark “Made in Russia” and date 1924 b/inscribed "Artist Danko Anna Akhmatova"

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Левшенков Владимир. Творчество сестер Н. Я. и Е. Я. Данько. Русский художественный и советский агитационный фарфор. Под научной редакцией В.В. Знаменова СПб Издательская группа `Санкт-Петербург Оркестр`. 2012г.

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Nataly Danko A soviet Porcelain figure “Sailor” State Porcelain Manufactory with red mark LFZ height 22 cm.

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NATALIA DANKO Two soviet Porcelain figurines “Vaclav Nijinsky in "Spectre de la Rose", painted in different manner. State Porcelain Manufactory, with red state porcelain factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, dated 1923 height 24 cm. The first one is 1/5 made in 1989 by special order of Soviet Ministry of Culture to commemorate Nijinsky Festival held in Moscow
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“Aelita” – porcelain figurine, 6x6x4 inches, signed A. Exter, numbered 100/31 and dated (19)24 on a cardboard glued to figurine as a basis, also bearing an illegible stamp of “MejRabProm” (a movie production company where “Aelita” with costumes and decorations by Exter was filmed in 1924).

M.LARIONOV (after). Display charger with a hand-painted portrait of legendary Greek collector George Costakis created on a Greek Keramikos pottery blank 1959-1963 (according to a type of porcelain mark). 35cm in diameter (13-3/4“), 5cm deep, marked with the artist’s ML signature numbered 3. Dr. Anthony Parton wrote on March 16.07: Costakis met Larionov and Goncharova in 1956. A possibility is that Costakis obtained a design from Larionov and then had the piece painted and initialed on his behalf in Greece.

(Costume design). Porcelain figurine of Chaliapin in "Boris Godunov".
Form by Trupiansky. Bears marks of Leningrad Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, signature by Trupiansky. H = 11".

Two cups with saucers. Cups and saucers by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, period of Nicolas II dated , both with underglaze green mark of Nicolas II monogram and date, both with later State Porcelain Factory mark of hammer, sickle and cog, marked with Kandinsky monogram, pattern numbers 141 (151 the second one), dated 1923 and inscribed “Drawing by V. Kandinsky”all in blue overglaze. Height of the cups 6.5 cm, diameter of the saucers 14.5 cm. (N. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain1917-1927, London 1990, pp 129-130, where other works on porcelain after Kandinsky are illustrated). Similar cup has been sold at Christies, London, 13.06.07 lot 248

BORIS KUSTODIEV (Design). Five hand painted porcelain plates by Kornilov factory, signed BK and dated 1916 on reverse with caricatures on Rasputin, Nicolas II and Alexandra Feodorovna. D=10". Three of the plates (images in the left column) evidently have been produced when Rasputin was alive, two others are reflecting period when he was already murdered (Dec 1916).

[A mystic, Rasputin had strange healing powers. When no one else could help Alexei's bleeding disorder, Rasputin made the bleeding stop. When the family thought Alexei would die, Rasputin helped him get well. Alexandra, obsessed with guilt for passing the dreaded disease to her son, began to depend on Rasputin for everything. Despite his slovenly appearance and habits, Rasputin had total access to the royal family. This shocked even the aristocracy. Contemporary newspapers contained caricatures depicting Rasputin's hold over Nicholas and Alexandra. Rasputin had made an eerie prediction before he died. “If I am killed by common assassins and especially by my brothers the Russian peasants, you, Tsar of Russia, have nothing to fear for your children, they will reign for hundreds of years in Russia....if it was your relations who have wrought my death, then no one in your family, that is to say, none of your children or relations will remain alive for two years. They will be killed by the Russian people...I shall be killed. I am no longer among the living. . Pray, pray, be strong, think of your blessed family.”]

Enclosed: “Rasputin in death”, watercolor on ivory, a contemporary study, 3.5x4 inches (left image - compare with original photo to the right)

Porcelain plate "Fishes" by Lissim design, Limoge 1960 D=16"

THREE CERAMIC PLATES
A)Rooster/Chicken ceramic glazed charger 18 inches diameter c 1943. Similar charger (with a horse) is illustrated in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.

B)Horse, ceramic glazed charger 18 inches diameter 1943. Iillustrated in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.

C) Hunt Ceramic glased charger with antelope and lions 18 inches diameter 1943. Iillustrated and titled in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.

Soviet porcelain plate “Sun and Moon”(1919) with manufactory marks and date. Diameter 24 cm. For similar plates see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky Revolutionary Ceramics, Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, Cassel, London, 1990 p. 62.

Soviet porcelain plate “Angel with a Child”(1924) with manufactory marks and date. Diameter 24 cm. For similar plates see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky Revolutionary Ceramics, Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, Cassel, London, 1990 p. 62

CONSTANTINE SOMOV Dame with the mask. Porcelain figure. SPB Porcelain Factory, 1906. h = 11".Illustrated in "Somov K. A.", text by E. Zhuravleva. Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1980, ill#49. Provenance: Sotheby's Icons, Russian Pictures and Works of Art, London 18.12.87 lot 157; Sotheby's, The Russian Sale, London,19.02.1998 lot 595 Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog).

Soviet porcelain plate “Komissar”(1921) with manufactory marks and date. Diameter 24 cm. For similar plates see Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky Revolutionary Ceramics, Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, Cassel, London, 1990 .62.

Aleksei KOROVIN (1897-1950) Edgar Poe Majolika bust, . 6.5 inches high,inscribed underneath with a title, signed and numbered (dated?) 51