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THE ACCORDION PLAYER

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THE ACCORDION PLAYER

Made by: Aleksandra Vasil'evna Shchekotikhina-Pototskaia

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

In center of plate is a painting of a Russian peasant in native costume sitting on a carved porch playing an accordian. The decoration is done in a modern manner in bright colors and gold on a white ground. The rim has occasional flowers, leaves and a bird in gold, red and brown. Overall the goldwork is beautifully tooled. Paste is somewhat dirty.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
THE ACCORDION PLAYER
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg (formerly USSR: Leningrad)
Date made:
1891-1925
Size:
30.6 cm (12 1/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.405
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK cipher of Alexander III, Imperial crown and 74 back mark hammer and sickle back, painted overglaze in blue mark of the Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory date 1891 back This was the date that the whiteware was fired. date 1925 back Date that the plate was painted mark number 3 of Cyrillic Z back [Note: this notation does not make sense. Plate needs to be re-examined]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973