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PLATE WITH PORTRAITS OF GRAND DUKE MIKHAIL PAVLOVICH AND GRAND DUCHESS ELENA PAVLOVNA

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PLATE WITH PORTRAITS OF GRAND DUKE MIKHAIL PAVLOVICH AND GRAND DUCHESS ELENA PAVLOVNA

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

This large plate depicts equestrian portraits of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich and his wife Elena Pavlovna. She rides sidesaddle and wears a velvet dress and plumed hat. The grand duke in uniform rides at her side. Classical buildings in the background complete the composition. Laurel leaves tied at the bottom in a gold bowknot decorate green plate rim, and the double-headed eagle with dropped wings appears at the top.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
PLATE WITH PORTRAITS OF GRAND DUKE MIKHAIL PAVLOVICH AND GRAND DUCHESS ELENA PAVLOVNA
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1842-1849
Size:
34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.335
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK cipher of Nicholas I in underglaze blue; 12 incised in paste near outer foot
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood"