Plate

Factory:
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg (Russian, 1744–present)
Date:
1801–4
Culture:
Russian, St. Petersburg
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.384a
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)

Incised on back: 4
[ Harding , until 1906; sold to MMA ]