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Symbolic geometric pattern of famous Soviet porcelain

Symbolic geometric pattern of famous Soviet porcelain

Tea set. Soviet artist Anna Yatskevich. Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. Leningrad, the USSR. Gold medal at Brussels World’s Fair. 1958. Symbolic geometric pattern of famous Soviet porcelain

Symbolic geometric pattern of famous Soviet porcelain

Few people know that the famous geometric pattern of the Leningrad porcelain is a symbol of remembrance of the heroic feat of the blockade of Leningrad. The most famous pattern of the Leningrad porcelain – Cobalt net. It appeared shortly after the end of the blockade in 1944. It was not just a geometric pattern. The artist Anna Yatskevich, author of the famous blue logo of Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (LPF), painted with mesh porcelain tea set of sculptor Serafima Yakovleva, in memory of the taped crosswise windows of homes and cross spotlights illuminating the sky during the siege of Leningrad.

Old photo of Leningrad, the USSR. The taped crosswise windows of homes

Old photo of Leningrad, the USSR. The taped crosswise windows of homes

In 1958, the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory presented their best creations at the Brussels World’s Fair. It was porcelain set with “Cobalt net”. Actually, it was not made specifically for the show, because already 14 years have passed since its production. In fact, it entered the range of the plant. But suddenly it was this very porcelain set with symbolic geometric pattern that won the gold medal. Unfortunately, the author did not live to see the triumph of her creation. She, like many of blockade, died shortly after the war, and did not knew that her image has become one of the symbols of the best of Soviet porcelain.

Symbolic geometric pattern of famous Soviet porcelain