30 November 2015
A PORCELAIN PLATE FROM THE MIKHAILOVSKY SERVICE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER I, 1819-1822
Circular, the centre painted with an allegory of classical love, framed within a gilt band, the white ground outer border with a continuous band of gilt rosettes and palmettes, flanked by green geometric bands, incised under base with Cyrillic 'P' and numeral '2'
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diameter
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For similar examples from the Mikhailovsky Service, see N.B. von Wolf (ed. V.V. Znamenov), Imperatorskii farforovyi zavod, 1744-1904, St Petersburg, 2008, pp. 251-253.
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