Plant A.M.Mikravsky


Plant A.M.Mikravsky

The first written mention of the village of Klokitino (Putivlsky district of the Sumy region) dates back to 1684

Porcelain made from local first -class kaolin brought glory to these places.It is known that in the XVIII century.Local kaolin clay was exported by the royal porcelain plants to St. Petersburg, where highly artistic products were produced from it.Over time, local landowner A.M.In 1838, Mikravsky founded a porcelain plant in the village of Klokitino Glukhovsky district of the Chernihiv province, in the area of the best porcelain clays in Russia. The workers at the factory were serfs of Mikravsky. In 1861, serfdom was canceled, peasants fled, the plant closed.

Only porcelain was made at the factory: dishes, vases, decorative sculpture, caricated figurines for famous Russian and foreign writers, artists, artists.

Simple village girls, masters of painting, amazed guests with their high artistic professionalism. Although the production did not last long (1838-1862), products with the brand of the Volokitinsky plant were widely known, successfully competing with the best world firms.

A high culture of local production confirms the manufacture in 1857 for the manor church of a huge porcelain iconostasis with the most difficult sculptural details.Unfortunately, only fragments of this unique, highly artistic work have been preserved. Porcelain products received awards at various exhibitions. It was marked with red overshoot in the form of merged letters A and M.