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DESSERT PLATE FROM THE RAPHAEL SERVICE

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DESSERT PLATE FROM THE RAPHAEL SERVICE

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

In the central medallion of this dessert plate a classically rendered image of a man carrying off a woman over his shoulder- possibly Theseus abducting Ariadne following his defeat of the Minotaur - is depicted on a Wedgwood blue groud. A meander and a band of swans and heads ornament the cavetto (the transition area between rim and bowl). Panels on the rim resemble those on the dinner plate, except these round medallions contain a lion, a chimera, and another fantastic creature.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
DESSERT PLATE FROM THE RAPHAEL SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1894
Size:
21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.537
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; DATE large A III stenciled in gold, 1894 in gold, underneath is a ground out hole where the mark, probably of AII, was removed
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1994
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Russian Imperial Porcelain at Hillwood"