Catherine II originally commissioned the Hunting Service for the Oranienbaum hunting lodge, based on the Royal Saxon Hunting Service, by Meissen.
See H. Hyvönen. Russian Porcelain Collection of Vera Saarela, Espoo, 1982, p. 127, illustrated p. 126. N. B. von Wolf. The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1906, p. 85. B. N. Emme. Russian Artistic Porcelain, Moscow, 1950, pp. 30-31.