68 | After Nikolai Suetin, Suprematist Porcelain Plate, 1923

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  • Details

    Details

    • White porcelain body, glazed, polychrome enamel décor
    • Petrograd, Soviet Union, 1923
    • White burn. Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg, 1902
    • Painting: State Porcelain Factory 1923 after a motif by Nikolai Michailovic Suetin,
    • The base with onglaze green mark of the Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg (crowned Cyrillic N II. and 1902), acid-etched loop on top, onglaze grey mark of the State Porcelain Factory (hammer, sickle, cogwheel and 1923), symbol of the UNOVIS with Cyrillic inscription (Suprematism), Cyrillic inscription (after the drawing of N. Suetin)
    • Diameter: 44.3 cm
    • Very good condition
    • Abstract composition in red by Nikolai Suetin, who created designs for the State Porcelain Factory, next to further representatives of Suprematism such as Malevich and El Lissitzky
    • Expert estimate: € 2,200
    • This object is sold through the European office
    Object checked by Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Following the October Revolution the State Porcelain Factory arose from the Imperial Porcelain Factory St. Petersburg within the course of the nationalization process. The remaining porcelain of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, attested by the mark of Nikolaus II on the base, was redesigned with new décors by artists such as the Suprematists El Lissitzky and Malevich (see Cyrillic word for ‘Suprematism’ on the base). Their idea was to transfer modern painting to applied arts. With the rise of Stalinism, this art movement became prosecuted because it was of too little use for the fomenting purposes of the new government.

    Condition:
    The porcelain plate is besides partially minimal losses of color in very good condition. It is 44.3 cm in diameter.

    Nikolai Suetin (1897-1954)
    From 1918 to 1922, Nikolai Suetin studied at the Art Institute of Vitesbk under the guidance of Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, an early abstract art movement with non-objective geometric shapes. Since 1920, he exhibited several times, for instance with the UNOVIS group. From 1923, he lived in Petrograd and worked at the State Lomonosov ceramic manufactory. Suetin was a member of the State Art Institute, the GINKhUK, and worked there in the experimental workshop and later at the Institute of Art History. Since 1932, he was the chief artist in the artistic laboratory of the Leningrad Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. Suetin also worked as a book illustrator and exhibition designer. (tm)

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