A PORCELAIN DINNER-PLATE FROM THE IMPERIAL CABINET SERVICE

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By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Paul I, (1796-1801). The center with circular medallion enclosing "l'Eglise de Jean Baptiste des Florentine" within gilt laurel wreath on white ground, the border painted with irises and pansies on gilt ground with undulating rim. Commissioned by Catherine the Great for the Chancellory.