Soviet Porcelain Inkwell
State Porcelain Manufactory, Leningrad
After the 1924 model by Natalia Dan'ko, in the form of a bust of Vladimir Lenin atop two books draped with a paper inscribed in Russian: Better do less, but better, the cover of the well with Lenin's facsimile signature, the spine of the lower book inscribed: Collected Works / Vol. X / N. Lenin / (V. Ulyanov), underglaze green manufactory mark under base. Height 5 1/2 inches (14 cm.), width 5 1/2 inches (14 cm.).
For further information on this model, see V. Levshenkov, Tvorchestvo Sester Dan'ko, (St. Petersburg, 2012), p. 189; N. Lobanov-Rostovksy, Revolutionary Ceramics, Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927, (London, 1990), p. 94; and T. Nosovich, I. Popova, Gosudarstvenniy Farforoviy Zavod, (St. Petersburg, 2005, pp. 524-525.
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