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Decorative Porcelain Vase "1418 Days of Great Feat!" presented to a Veteran of the 27th Guards Rifle Division in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of victory over Germany, 1985.

Measures 8 " tall, 5" wide at the top. The artwork features an Order of the Patriotic War with a wreath and inscription "1418 Days of the Great Feat" referring to the length of time the unit spent in combat or at the front. The opposite side of teh vase depicts a Guard's Badge signifying unit's elite status and the Orders of the Red Banner and Bogdan Khmelnitsky awarded to the division for outstanding achievements in WW2. The presentation in gold at the top between the two decorations is "Guardsman, on the Day of the 40th Anniversary of Victory, the Motherland is Ce

Measures 8 " tall, 5" wide at the top. The artwork features an Order of the Patriotic War with a wreath and inscription "1418 Days of the Great Feat" referring to the length of time the unit spent in combat or at the front. The opposite side of teh vase depicts a Guard's Badge signifying unit's elite status and the Orders of the Red Banner and Bogdan Khmelnitsky awarded to the division for outstanding achievements in WW2. The presentation in gold at the top between the two decorations is "Guardsman, on the Day of the 40th Anniversary of Victory, the Motherland is Celebrating Your Feat of Arms!" To the right of the Guard's Badge is the word "Berlin" - the city where the division ended the war. The inscription on the white field at the base is "To a Veteran of the 27th Guards Novgorodskaya Order of the Red Banner, Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2nd class Rifle Division".

The bottom shows a maker mark of the Baranovskiy Porcelain Factory (in the Zhitomir Region of Ukraine). /The trademark #47 in Volume One of "Marks on Soviet Porcelain, Faience, and Majolica, 1917-1991" /

The vase is in excellent condition. There are a couple of tiny imperfections to red glaze at the top, but these are clearly a manufacturing flaw. The vase is completely free of scuffs, chips or noticeable wear of any kind. The artwork, inscriptions and decorative gilt borders are extremely well preserved; the colors are nice and bright.

As a historical background, the 27th Guards Rifle Division was initially a naval infantry brigade when it was activated in late 1941. In the first months of 1942 it distinguished itself in action at the Demyansk Bulge, was promoted to a Guards unit, and by the time of the Battle of Stalingrad had become the 27th Guards Rifle Division. The unit was among the Stalin's trump cards, one of the elite divisions withdrawn from other sectors of the front to augment the severely depleted Soviet armies at Stalingrad. The division fought at Stalingrad as part of the General Batov's 65th Army of the Don Front. Soon after the conclusion of the battle, it was resubordinated to the famous 62nd Army (later, 8th Guards Army) of General Chuikov with which it remained through the rest of the war. In addition to two high decorations it earned in combat during the war - the Order of the Red Banner and Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2nd cl. - the division was also given the honorific title of Novgorodskaya, i.e. "Of Novgorod Fame", for its role in the liberation of this ancient Russian city.

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