Keen interest in the social aspects of art is the keynote of Yuri Traisman’s collection of Russian porcelain. Figurines showing social types, characters and myths of paramount importance to national history predominate. Although it is mostly Soviet porcelain, there also are some pre-revolutionary pieces and a unique collection of Chinese agitprop porcelain of the Cultural Revolution period . The collection of gift vases and decorative dishes is most impressive. In 2008-2009 the collection was exhibited at the Hillwood Museum of Russian Art (Washington, D.C.) and at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow).

Table of marks of Russian and Soviet porcelain and ceramics (pdf, 500 Kb).