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A two-tier porcelain cake stand from the Hesse service, Imperial porcelain manufactory,

1843-1844

Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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726

OTHER PROPERTIES

A two-tier porcelain cake stand from the Hesse service, Imperial porcelain manufactory,

1843-1844

Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A two-tier porcelain cake stand from the Hesse service, Imperial porcelain manufactory,

1843-1844

the blue borders painted with the coat of arms of Hesse within gilded classical foliate friezes, with blue Imperial ciphers of Nicholas I
height: 32cm, 12 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

The Imperial factory was commissioned to produce this service for the dowry of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (1825-1844), daughter of Emperor Nicholas I, who married Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Kassel on 28 January 1844.  Alexandra became ill with tuberculosis shortly before her wedding, which complicated the pregnancy which soon followed.  She was never well enough to travel to Hesse and assume her new position, instead remaining with her husband in St. Petersburg, where her health continued to decline; she died in childbirth on 10 August 1884.  Thus this service remained practically unused, and pieces from it are rare. 

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