Lot 233. RARE CANOPY OF the SERVICE TOLD THE CABINET, Ordered BY CATHERINE II

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Auction date: 09.11.2017   15:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 233 | RARE CANOPY OF the SERVICE TOLD THE CABINET, Ordered BY CATHERINE II
Bucket glasses crenate porcelain, of oval form, the handles are gold in the shape of heads female, polychrome decoration of a frieze of flowers on a gold background, in the center of two cartridges ovate views of the Palace of the Lateran and of the public Square Carni, a village located 18 mile from Palermo (captions, written on the reverse), in an environment of foliage in gold, the serrations are adorned with bouquets of flowers. Good condition, slight wear to the gold.
Manufacture imperial Porcelain, St. Petersburg, period of Paul I (1796-1801).
Brand the figure of the tsar in blue under glaze.
L. 25.5 x H. 12.5 cm

From : Service said the Firm, which was commissioned in 1793 by the empress Catherine II of Russia, who offered it as a present to prince Alexander Andreevich Bezborodko (1747-1799). It was paid for by the Firm, which is probably the explanation of his name today. Composed of over 900 parts, which makes the service the largest of the Eighteenth century in Russia, it included the parts needed to serve the dinner, the dessert and the tea. Reassortant until 1801, it will revert to the Crown following the death of the prince in 1799. The Italian stages have been copied from large springs shown, such as " Della Magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna ", by Giuseppe Vasi da Corleone (Rome, 1764) and "'antichita Romanesque opera" of Giambatista Piranesi (Rome, 1756). According to Boris N. Emme, curator of decorative arts at the national Museum of the State, the empress has used the service in order to continue a tradition inaugurated by Peter I, in which the sovereign would test the knowledge of young men, the aristocrats who had recently completed a school program. As described Emme, " the representations on the service of historical monuments specific to have provided the themes and directions of the conversation on the table, during which the level of knowledge of the guests tested has been specified. If the young nobles had been particularly perplexed, they would find the locations of the Italian stages identified at the bottom of each piece. The service served as the source in the forms and decoration for several others that followed, as the dowry of the daughters of Paul I. "
Bibliography : NOTE von Wolf, Imperatorskii farforovyi zavod, 1744-1904, St Petersburg, 2003, pp. 83-84, 88-89. T. Kudriatseva, Russian Imperial Porcelain, St Petersburg, 2003, pp. 65-67. A glass and a plate from this service are illustrated in : Russian porcelain, Leningrad, 1968, cat. 46-47.

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