Teapot And Lid, "Leningrad 1935", 1935
Enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain. The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds. 1989-41-88-a,b.
What is this?
Cylindrical, rounded at base and top, long wide spout, big flat loop handle, disk-shaped lid. Painted on the front side with picture of Evseyev's statue of Lenin in polychrome enamel and on the back with gilded image of St. Isaac's Cathedral; gilded ornament of flags on sides of spout, ribbon border top of body, emblem on top of lid, flat side of handle.