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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of Russian porcelain dinner plates from the Kremlin Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1837-1838
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of Russian porcelain dinner plates from the Kremlin Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1837-1838
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Russian porcelain dinner plates from the Kremlin Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), 1837-1838
centered with stylized swirling foliage, the remainder of the plate with elongated palmettes in blue-green and black on a richly ornamented ciselé gilt ground, the rim painted with a band of simulated red and green jewels, the foot with gilt band, both with blue Imperial cypher of Nicholas I and red Kremlin Palace inventory numbers
Diameter 9 1/2 in. (24 cm)
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Catalogue Note

This service was commissioned for use in the Great Kremlin Palace, the official Moscow residence for the Imperial family, when the process of renovating, and ultimately rebuilding, the palace began in 1837. The palace was designed by the architect Konstantin Ton (1794-1881) with a brief from the Emperor to create a building in the Russian Style showing the influence of Byzantium. The task of designing the new service for use in the residence fell to the talented student and future professor of the Academy of Arts Fedor Solntsev (1801-1892), who had been studying and recording Russian antiquities. He drew upon 17th-century metalwork as a model; in the case of these plates, the source was the interior of a richly jeweled tazza that was part of an ablution set belonging to Tsaritsa Natalia Kirillovna housed in the Kremlin Armory Museum. See T. Kudriavtseva, Russian Imperial Porcelain, St. Petersburg, 2003, pp. 130-132.

Important European Silver, Vertu, and Russian Works of Art

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