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Plate

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date:
ca. 1780–90
Culture:
Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred Duane Pell, 1902
Accession Number:
02.6.269
Not on view
Inscription: Paper labels on reverse: [1] "Imperial St. Petersburg 1762–96 reign of Catherine II (Ekaterina), only European factory that never sells a piece. nearly all my pieces I got in St. P. 1888. Tiffany has not a single 'imperial' piece."; [2] "I saw the director 1888 and he sent me to Jacobson who had a few pieces he bgt from reduced courtiers."

Marking: Painted in underglaze blue on underside: [1] Monogram E II (factory mark, period of Catherine [Ekaterina] II, 1762–96); painted on underside in puce: [2] Cyrillic P:K (initials for Pridvornaia Kontora, Office of the Imperial Household); incised under glaze on foot rim: [3] 5
Rev. Alfred Duane Pell (until 1902; to MMA)
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