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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 237

    A Set of Three Dinner Plates from the St. Alexander Nevskii Order Service

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855-1881)

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    A Set of Three Dinner Plates from the St. Alexander Nevskii Order Service
    Imperial Porcelain Factory, Period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
    Shaped circular, with undulating molded rim, the center with the Star of the Order, the border decorated with the Sash and Cross, marked under bases with underglaze green cipher
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter (3)


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    This service, along with those of the Orders of St. George, Andrew, and Vladimir, was originally produced by the Gardner Factory in the late 18th century, commissioned by Catherine II. During the reign of Alexander II, the Imperial Porcelain Factory was commissioned to produce additions to the service. Unlike those originally produced by the Gardner Factory, which were painted, these additions were transfer decorated.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARION O. CHARLES