• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    A rare porcelain replacement soup plate from the Service of the Order of St Vladimir

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, LATE 1780S-1790S

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    A rare porcelain replacement soup plate from the Service of the Order of St Vladimir
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, late 1780s-1790s
    Circular, the centre painted with the badge of the Order, the ozier basket weave border with the undulating ribbon of the Order, with undulating gilt rim, marked under base with blue underglaze cypher 'E II' with a blue dot
    10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) diameter


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    The Order services, created between 1777-1785, were in use all the way up until 1916. Replacement plates were produced not only by the Gardner Factory but also by the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Early replacement places produced by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, such as this one, are extremely rare. Only two are known at the State Historical Museum in Moscow.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 154.