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Goblet / Pencil Holder in Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1927.
Lithographed and Embossed tin; measures about 12 cm tall (slightly over 4.5"), 9 cm (about 3.5") in diameter at the top.

This piece is a vivid example of early Soviet propaganda art. The embossed Soviet State Emblem in the center is of very early type, with 7 scrolls representing the number of republics in the Soviet Union (the number grew to 11 within the next 10 years, and reached 16 by 1947). Infamous Marxist slogan "Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!" is written in typical 1920's script. Such items were made for the masses as souvenirs of parades and celebratio

Lithographed and Embossed tin; measures about 12 cm tall (slightly over 4.5"), 9 cm (about 3.5") in diameter at the top.

This piece is a vivid example of early Soviet propaganda art. The embossed Soviet State Emblem in the center is of very early type, with 7 scrolls representing the number of republics in the Soviet Union (the number grew to 11 within the next 10 years, and reached 16 by 1947). Infamous Marxist slogan "Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!" is written in typical 1920's script. Such items were made for the masses as souvenirs of parades and celebrations, most were abused and discarded over the years. Very survived to our day, and those that did are usually in pretty poor condition.

Condition of this example is very good, among the best we have seen. The goblet has held its cylindrical shape quite well, and is completely free of the usual dents or bumps. The vertical seam - the usual weak spot of the tin cups - is perfectly tight and sound. There is only modest amount of wear to the paint; the colors remain strong and bright (note however that in natural light they may appear not as vivid as seen in the photos taken under our studio lamps.) The silver finish on the USSR national emblem and along the top edge is nicely preserved and bright. Even the gold finish on the bottom is completely intact - a very uncommon case! There is minor amount of oxidation at the bottom seam as well as some areas of oxidation on the inside, but the silver plating covering the interior has held up extremely well considering the age of the cup.

This colorful period piece can be a centerpiece in the collection of early Soviet artifacts.

Please note, pen in our photo is for size reference.
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