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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.

This is a teapot and lid. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 1989. The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.4 x 17.1 x 10.2 cm (4 7/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. x 4 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: Lomonosov mark for 1937 stamped in orange overglaze; (in Russian:) 'V. Freze / "Leningrad 1935"' handpainted in black overglaze; hammer, sickle, cog stamped in green underglaze (faint)

This object was designed by Eva Zeisel and Varvara Petrovna Freze and manufactured by Lomonosov Porcelain Factory

This object was catalogued by Deborah S. Shinn

This and 4 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Tea Service, "Leningrad 1935", 1935.

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