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A set of sixty porcelain plates from the Order of Saint Andrew Service
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A set of sixty porcelain plates from the Order of Saint Andrew Service

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II

Details
A set of sixty porcelain plates from the Order of Saint Andrew Service
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander II
Circular, each plate with moulded flower band to the centre and rim, printed in the centre with a flowerspray, with further coloured flowers on two sides of the shaped rim and the Imperial Eagle and the badge of the Order of Saint Andrew, comprising:
Twenty-nine dinner-plates
Three smaller dinner-plates
Fourteen soup-bowls
Fourteen dessert-plates
marked under bases
approximately 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.); 9½ in. (24.3 cm.); 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.); 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter respectively (60)
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Lot Essay

These plates were made by The Imperial Porcelain Factory in Russia during the 19th Century as additions to the original Meissen service. The original Meissen service was presented in 1745 to Empress Elizabeth I by Augustus the Strong on the occasion of the marriage of her nephew Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich (later Peter III) to Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (later Empress Catherine II).

The Russian Order of St. Andrew was founded in 1698 by Peter the Great. The letters at the each end of the cross S A P and R are an abbrevation of Sanctus Andreas Patronus Russiae.
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