The Golden or Armorial Service comprises 606 pieces and was given as present from Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855) to his mother Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828) on 22 July 1827 for the Palace of Pavlovsk. Only 120 plates were painted with fruit, all with differing gilt border patterns. 325 pieces are still preserved at Pavlovsk, among them 37 plates. For pieces from this service at the Palace of Pavlovsk, see Galina Agarkowa and Natalija Petrowa, 250 Jahre Lomonossow Porzellanmanufaktur St. Petersburg 1744-1994
, 1994, pp. 56-57, and also Tamara Kudriavtseva, Das Weisse Gold der Zaren
, Stuttgart, 2000, p. 184, no. 67.
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 Twentieth Centuries, n° 38, pp. 319-323.