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A Basket from the Dowry Service of Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Paul I (1796-1801)
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A Basket from the Dowry Service of Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Paul I (1796-1801)
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A Basket from the Dowry Service of Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Paul I (1796-1801)
circular basket pierced and molded in imitation of basketry, the gadrooned foot with matte gilding, the central band painted with pairs of pink roses, rosebuds, and intertwined vines against a gilt ground, the top molded in imitation of ribbon-tied reeds and the interior with a pattern of leaves and berries in gold, with blue cypher mark; (a chip restored on rim)
Haut. 11,5 cm, larg. 23 cm, diam. 22,9 cm ; height 4 2/3  in., depth 3 in., diam. 9 in.
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Provenance

Ordered by Catherine II for her grand-daugther the Grand-Duchess, Hélène Pavolvna (1784-1803)

Sotheby's New York, 22 April 2009, lot 356

Literature

For a similar pierced basket from the Cabinet Service in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum, see Tamara Kudrjawzewa, Das weisse Gold der Zaren, Darmstadt, 2000, p. 66.

Catalogue Note

The dowry services for the five daughters of Paul I had their genesis in 1796, the last year of Catherine the Great's reign, when the Empress commissioned porcelain dinner and dessert services for her granddaughters Alexandra Pavlovna (1783-1801) and Yelena Pavlovna (1784-1803). The shapes and decoration of the dowry services were based on the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory's Cabinet Service. Pieces from this service were completed prior to Yelena Pavlovna's marriage to Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1799 and it is occasionally known as the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Service.

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