Porcelain mug with saucer — a replica of dishes from the Great Patriotic War. Such dishes were produced by various factories for various military and political organizations of the USSR from the very beginning. Such porcelain is called propaganda-dishes; it was one of the tools to create a positive image and importance of the organization, along with uniforms, special insignia and unique awards. Until now, "agitfarfor" (propaganda-dishes) is an interesting collectible and, of course, for domestic use. Copies are suitable for designing expositions, filming, creating an atmosphere in reconstruction and, of course, a great gift!
A durable mug of a convenient shape and a saucer weight 412 g (together as a tea pair). Saucer is 14.5 cm in diameter, a mug with a height of 7 cm and a diameter of 8 cm has a volume 200 ml. The inscriptions are applied as hot decals (paint is baked into the surface at high temperature), this is not a cheap stencil. The inscriptions are fixed securely and can be washed in a dishwasher.
The Main Directorate of Military Supply (Главное управление военного снабжения — ГУВС) of the NKVD (Interior Ministry analogue) of the USSR was formed on March 8, 1939 by order of the NKVD No. 00206 and existed until 1966. Several photos of the original tableware of the GUVS NKVD made by "Proletary" (Пролетарий) plant in Msta (Мста) city are shown below. Photo posted on forum.ww2.ru forum by varaking.