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  • Place of origin:

    Russia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1924 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (designer)
    State Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Margaret H. Armitage (née Bulley)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A white porcelain mug with hand painted decoration depicting a procession of workers in the style of post-revolution Russia.

Place of Origin

Russia (made)


ca. 1924 (made)


Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (designer)
State Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Descriptive line

A porcelain mug with hand-painted decoration depicting post-Revolutionary workmen in red and black, Russian, 20th Century

Labels and date

'26. Mug: Shift is Coming...
Probably designed by Mikhail Mikhailovich Adamovich (Russian, 1884-1947)
Made at the State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, Russia, decorated about 1924
Porcelain, painted decoration
Bequeathed by Margaret Bulley

This mug uses the limited colours favoured by such vanguard Russian art movements as Suprematism and Constructivism but the herioc workers are conventionally drawn. Red, symbolic of the Revolution, was a colour of huge siginifccance in post-Tsarist Russia.' []






Ceramics; Porcelain; Propaganda; Politics


Ceramics Collection

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