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DINNER PLATE FROM THE COTTAGE SERVICE, ONE OF FIVE

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DINNER PLATE FROM THE COTTAGE SERVICE, ONE OF FIVE

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

Plain white dinner plate with a narrow, polished gold band at rim and on cavetto. A stylized floral ornament in gold in the center. The main decoration is the shield of the Gothic Cottage at the top of the plate with a sword piercing a wreath of white roses on a blue ground. On the gold band forming the outer edge of the shield is the inscription in Cyrillic: "For Faith, Tsar, and Fatherland." There is a polished gold band decorating the foot.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
DINNER PLATE FROM THE COTTAGE SERVICE, ONE OF FIVE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1893
Size:
3.5 x 23.5 cm (1 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.554.3
Signature marks:
inscription [Cyrillic cursive] Za vieru tsaria i otechestvo. Written in black on the gold band forming the outer edge of the shield Translation: For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland mark and date [Neo-Slavonic crowned cipher of Alexander III] 93 Stamped in green underglaze on underside of plate near foot. inscription [Green dot on foot of plate] In green underglaze on foot of plate. This was probably a painter's mark for keeping track of piecework.
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 1997