Soviet Porcelain. The Artistry of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad. Bi-lingual Edition AS NEW OVERSIZE
Title: Soviet Porcelain. The Artistry of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad. Bi-lingual Edition AS NEW OVERSIZE
Author: Alla Lansare
Cover: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Moscow, Khudozhnik RSFSR (1974)
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LOMONOSOV PORCELAIN FACTORY (LPF) (151 Obukhovskoy Oborony Anevue) is the largest porcelain factory in the country, leading manufacturer of decorative porcelain. The factory was established in 1744 as the Portselinovaya Manufactory. In 1765 it was renamed Imperial Porcelain Factory, and in 1917 —State Porcelain Factory. The factory was named after M. V. Lomonosov in 1925. The factory has had its present-day name since 1993. The discovery of making solid porcelain of domestic raw materials by D. I. Vinogradov (there is a memorial plaque on the building of the factory) contributed to growth of the factory. From the day of its foundation, the factory completed orders of the royal court, and the product line of the Factory revealed the tastes dominating at the court. The factory employed both Russian and foreign craftsmen. An important role in the history of the factory was played by French sculptor J. D. Rachette (modelmeister in 1779-1814), the founder of classicism tradition in Russian porcelain-making. Grand table services, named Arabeskovy (1784), Yakhtinsky (1780-90s), and Kabinetsky (1795) numbering up to 1000 items, were produced at the factory during the time of his service.
In the 1960s, the interest in white porcelain, simple shapes and constructional laconicism of geometrical volumes came back. New models were developed for serial and mass production of genre sculpture, table and tea services, and decorative vases. Making of thin-walled bone porcelain was started in 1968. Present-day factory products are made according to the design by artists and sculptors A. V. Vorobievsky, V. M. Gorodetsky, E. M. Krimmer, A. A. Leporskaya, V. L. Semenova, N. P. Slavina, S. E. Yakovleva, I. I. Riznich, E. I. Charushin, A. A. Yatskevich and others. The collection of the factory museum founded in 1844 numbered some 20,000 exhibits when in 2001 it was transferred to the State Hermitage. The names of Forforovskaya Street and Forforovskaya railway station originate from the name of the factory.
Over the years more and more increases the value of the artistic heritage and modern creativity sets it in a more subtle and profound contacts. In this sense, the experience of the Leningrad school of art of porcelain is of great importance, because this school has an ancient, rich traditions and highly professional.
Contains a huge number of illustrations.
In Russian and English languages.