Porcelain mug for tea or beer with the inscription 20 years of the RKKA (XX лет РККА). The inscription is copied from the original subject of agitation porcelain. Propaganda porcellain was one of the tools to perpetuate and consolidate the importance of a historical event (in this case), along with awards and special holidays. By the way, the jubilee medal "XX years of the Workers and Peasants Red Army" was the first medal established in the USSR. It was awarded the persons who served in the ranks of the Red Army and the Navy by February 23 (Red Army Day) 1938 for 20 years, as well as the existing military — participants in the civil war, who have merits to their homeland. The service in the units of the Red Guard and partisans 1917-1921 was included in the length of service. The medal was awarded to more than 37 thousand people, but by the end of the Great Patriotic War there were very few cavaliers of the "XX years of the Red Army" medal... Historical information from the site: wiki.wargaming.net.
Юбилейная медаль «ХХ лет Рабоче-Крестьянской Красной Армии», тип 2. Фото с сайта wiki.wargaming.net.
We offer here a beautiful item for domestic use, which is undoubtedly a great gift!
A durable mug of a convenient shape weights approximately 300 g and holds 330 ml of liquid. Diameter 8 cm, height almost 10 cm. 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.
On the bottom there is the manufacturer's marking: the N.K.M.P. icon in the form of related letters, the abbreviation of the RSFSR over a schematic representation of a porcelain product, and under it is "Proletarij, Msta". This is the mark of the Proletarij plant. The plant was under the N.K.M.P. or Narkommestprom (People’s Commissariat for Local Industry). Since 1920 in the USSR small and medium-sized enterprises whose products and services were intended for local consumption were considered a separate branch of the economy (in comparison with large strategic enterprises). At the same time, such factories created that unique objects. This factory should not be confused with the "Proletarij" porcelain factory (until 1922 the Kornilov brotherhood partnership). The "Proletarij" plant near the Msta river in the Novgorod province (or rather, on the banks of the Nisha river) was founded in 1882 on the initiative of Mr. Reichel. In 1893, in the hands of Ivan Emelyanovich Kuznetsov (the owner and other porcelain factories), the enterprise began to be called the Bronnitsky porcelain and earthenware factory. And since November 1922, at the initiative of the workers, the enterprise was renamed the "Proletarij". Since 1925, "Proletarij" or "proletaian" has completely switched to the production of porcelain. Sources: ru.wikipedia.org, rusmodern.com, farfor-antik.ru, sovfarfor.com.