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Soup Plate with Imperial Russian Crest
Hillwood Mansion, Russian Porcelain Room
CHINA: Jingdezhen (porcelain); Guangzhou (famille rose enamels and gilding)
Porcelain with famille rose enamels and gilding
Dia. 9 3/4 in.
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.
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
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