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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 775

    PORCELAIN FROM THE ALEXANDER III CORONATION SERVICE

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY AND KORNILOV FACTORY, 1882-1914, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III AND NICHOLAS II, PRINTED MARKS

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    PORCELAIN FROM THE ALEXANDER III CORONATION SERVICE
    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY AND KORNILOV FACTORY, 1882-1914, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III AND NICHOLAS II, PRINTED MARKS
    Each rim with a black Imperial double-headed eagle in the new style and a shield depicting St. George Slaying the Dragon, with gilt rim, comprising: a sauceboat, oval bowl and twenty-five plates (27)


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    This service was ordered originally for the coronation of Emperor Alexander III in 1882 and consisted of 19,000 pieces. Another order was later repeated from the Kornilov factory for the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II and the size was significantly increased. This service was added to and used regularly right up until the outbreak of World War I

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