A PORCELAIN DISH AND COVER FROM THE CABINET SERVICE

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796)

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A PORCELAIN DISH AND COVER FROM THE CABINET SERVICE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796)
The dish circular, with scalloped rim, centring a cartouche painted with the view of the St Michael Hospice in Rome within a gilded reserve, the upper border with a chain of purple and blue field flowers on a gilt ground, the cover similarly decorated, with a gilt pine-cone finial, the dish marked under base with blue underglaze factory mark and inscribed 'Hospice de s. Michel', also with purple and red palace inventory numbers
The dish, 11¾ in. (29.7 cm.) diameter