Extra Large 14" Serving Plate or Wall Decor. Dulevo Porcelain Works, USSR backstamp (pre-1991). Lustre iridescent glaze, gold paint decoration. Excellent condition. 14" diameter, 2" height. 1 only. Note: due to size and weight this piece carries a fixed US shipping cost of $19.95 (USPS Priority).
A word about the flowers: the Agashka (агашка) folk-motif drawing style of porcelain painting in Dulevo is also the name of the purple flower. It derives from one of the more common names of Dulevo masters: Agafia, or Agashechka. Purple flowers have origins in royalty and ceremony and represent dignity, pride and success.
The Dulevo Porcelain Works, one of the oldest Russian porcelain manufacturers, was founded in 1832 in the village of Likino-Dulevo. Pieces are hand painted on a white background combined with rich gilding and a lustrous glaze.