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Soup Plate with Imperial Russian Crest

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Soup Plate with Imperial Russian Crest

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Porcelain Room


About this object

This Chinese export plate for the Russian market is decorated in famille rose enamels and gilding to depict the imperial Russian triple-crowned double-headed eagle with the St. George and Dragon of Moscow shield on its chest, chain of the Imperial Order of St. Andrew around its neck, orb in its proper right claw, and imperial scepter in its proper left claw all executed in brown enamels surrounded by a gilded rope pattern. Its flat rim is decorated with a purple ribbon intertwined with a rinceau of flowers executed in famille rose enamels surrounded by a thin border of gilding. The edge of the plate is also gilded. It is believed that this plate is from one of three Chinese export services commissioned for Catherine II and likely supplied by the British East India Company; a similar but reticulated plate from a tea service in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art bears the inventory mark of Gotchina, the empress's summer palace.

This Chinese export plate for the Russian market is decorated in famille rose enamels and gilding to depict the imperial Russian triple-crowned double-headed eagle with the St. George and Dragon of Moscow shield on its chest, chain of the Imperial Order of St. Andrew around its neck, orb in its proper right claw, and imperial scepter in its proper left claw executed in brown enamels on a white ground surrounded by a gilded rope pattern. The wide flat rim of the plate is decorated with a purple ribbon intertwined with a rinceau of flowers executed in famille rose enamels surrounded by a thin border of gilding. The edge of the plate is also gilded.

Category:
CERAMICS, OTHER
Object name:
Soup Plate with Imperial Russian Crest
Made from:
Porcelain with famille rose enamels and gilding
Made in:
CHINA: Jingdezhen (porcelain); Guangzhou (famille rose enamels and gilding)
Date made:
ca. 1780-1790
Size:
overall __ __ __ __9.75 IN
overall __ __ __ __24.76 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.269
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS __in center: Catherine II
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973