"Soviet Porcelain [Volume 5]" I Nasonova & S Nasonov,
2010, Moscow, Russian text. Cloth bound hard cover w/dust
jacket and integral silk bookmark, small format (6" x 8 ¼"
pages), 368 pp, full color photographs.
This is the latest volume of a series about the myriad
number of porcelain figures that were manufactured in the
former Soviet Union. Together, the five volumes comprise the
most comprehensive reference on this topic ever written.
Individually, volumes one through three focus on a select
number of the most popular themes that repeatedly inspired
Soviet artists from 1918 to 1991. The themes explored in
Volume Five are:
Women of the Soviet Land. Motherhood (Женщины Советской
Women of the Soviet Land. Nude Figurines (Женщины Советской
Soviet Circus (Советский Цирк).
Happy Childhood. Preschoolers (Счастливое детство.
Masters of Porcelain Portraying Themselves and Their Craft
(Мастера фарфора о себе и своем деле.)
Porcelain Carafes (Графин)
Volume Five presents further biographical details about
major ceramic sculptors as well as biographies of sculptors
not covered in the previous volumes. This includes an
accounting of every exhibition of Soviet porcelain in which
the artist participated, as well as mentioning of all the
major awards, most famous works, and any major publications
and catalogs that showed specific examples attributed to
The book is highly recommended for anyone seriously
interested in Soviet porcelain! Most of the previous volumes
of the Nasonovs' series are long out of print and have
already become bibliographic rarity. With only 1500 copies
in print, Volume Five is certain to follow suit.
We have only one copy remaining in stock at the moment, in
brand new unused condition, but with minor damage to the
corners of the dust cover (visible in our photos).