Prince Bagration Collection Leclere Paris, 20 December 2008, lot 53
This plate is from a service produced in 1823-1824 and ordered for the table of Peterhof Palace for a hundred settings. The plates are painted with views of Russian towns, imperial palaces and portraits of members of the Imperial family. In 1837, a hundred further pieces were produced and part of this large service sent to Tsarskoe Selo. In 1857, the remaining part of the service was sent to the Belvedere Palace built between 1852 and 1856 by the architect Stackenschneider on Babigon hill at Peterhof.
Part of this service was exhibited in the Hermitage museum in 2016, From the dinner-service Storerooms, decorating the Russian Imperial Table in the Eighteenth to early Twenthieth Centuries, n° 33, pp. 309-311.
Three small chips restored on rim, a small hairline on rim measuring 3 cm long, a small area of wear in the blue sky retouched. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."