A PORCELAIN SERVING PLATTER, TEAPOT AND SAUCEBOAT FROM THE EVERYDAY SERVICE

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796) AND NICHOLAS I (1825-1855)

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A PORCELAIN SERVING PLATTER, TEAPOT AND SAUCEBOAT FROM THE EVERYDAY SERVICE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796) AND NICHOLAS I (1825-1855)
A circular platter, with a scalloped rim, the border sculptured to simulate wickerwork, painted with floral bouquets, marked under base with blue underglaze factory marks of the period of Catherine the Great; the teapot decorated with bouquets and bugs, heightened with gilt, apparently unmarked; the sauceboat, on a spreading oval foot, decorated with bouquets, marked under base with blue underglaze factory mark of the period of Nicholas I and inscribed in Russian ‘Pridvor.’ (Court Inventory) under base
The serving platter 16 in. (40.6 cm.) diameter; the teapot 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high