12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain soup plate from the Orlov Service
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1763-1770
Circular, decorated with gilt and silver, the centre with the foliate scroll Cyrillic monogram 'GGO' of Count Grigorii Grigorievich Orlov surmounted by a coronet and flanked by laurel and palm branches tied beneath, the raised border with moulded and ciselé gilt inner band and rim enclosing black beading, with a ciselé silver landscape frieze between, marked under base with impressed Imperial double-headed eagle and a circle with an arrow and gilt overglaze 'No 1.'
9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) diameter
Design by G. I. Kozlov. Probably painted by A. I. Chernov.
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