Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Russian, St. Petersburg
Diameter: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This plate and its mate (see 06.384b) were part of a table service pointed with views of Italy. The service was presented by Czar Alexander I to his sister Catherine, who married the King of Württemberg in 1816.
Inscription: Painted on back in black enamel, in script: Vue prise à Castro Giovani
Marking: Painted on back in underglaze blue enamel: Crowned Cyrillic P (factory mark, period of Paul I, 1796–1801)