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SOUP PLATE FROM THE SERVICE FOR THE IMPERIAL YACHT "ALEXANDRIA", ONE OF FOUR

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

Plain white soup plate with a narrow blue band at rim and on cavetto. The main decoration is the shield of the Gothic, or Alexandria, 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." This service, based on the Cottage Service, was designed for use on the Imperial Yacht Alexandria in 1851.

Object name:
SOUP PLATE FROM THE SERVICE FOR THE IMPERIAL YACHT "ALEXANDRIA", ONE OF FOUR
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1901
Size:
4.4 × 25.2 cm (1 3/4 × 9 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.293.4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION [Cyrillic cursive] Za Veriu. Tsaria. i Otechestvo. Written in black on gold band outside shield. Translation: For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland. mark and date [Cipher of Nicholas II beneath the imperial crown.] 1901 Stamped in green underglaze on underside, near foot. mark [Two small green dots] Green underglaze on underside, inside foot. These are probably painter's marks used to track piecework.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973