Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Set of three dishes with images of Russian heroes ("Vityazi")

    Set of three dishes with images of Russian heroes ("Vityazi")

    Russia, Dulyovo


    Factory "M.S.K26 Kuznetsov's Partnership for production of porcelain and faience goods" in Dulyovo

    Porcelain; overglaze laying, print, stencil, painting, gilding

    Diameter 33.3 cm

    Mark: overglaze, blue, print: double-headed eagle, the signature below: "T-va /M.S. KUZNETSOVA /D.F.", mark on the paste: "13"

    Round decorative dishes with two apertures on circular tray for attachment (hanging), made in the Neo Russian style. Every single dish is decorated with story paintings depicting a hero with grey beard, wearing armour, a helmet and ring-armour, astride white horse, holding a spear with a standart attached to it, with the date: "1914", "1915" and "1916". The heroes on each dish are in different states. In the 1914th dish, the hero is sitting on a horse that stands square. In the 1915th dish - the horse and the rider are frozen on the edge of a precipice , in the 1916th dish, the rider is treading down fancy serpent with his pikestaff.

    The three Russian hero dishes make a series symbolizing three years of the first world war (1914 - 1918) and are of great value as relevant works of their epoch, allegorically illustrating up-to-date historic events.