Manufactured by Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg / Plate / 18th century (1755-60)Manufactured by Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg
18th century (1755-60)

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Creator Name: Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg
Creator Role: factory
Creator Name-CRT: Manufactured by Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg
Title: Plate
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1755
Creation End Date: 1760
Creation Date: 18th century (1755-60)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics-Porcelain
Materials and Techniques: Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions: Greatest H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 65.47
Credit Line: The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1965

The imperial porcelain factory was established in 1744 by the empress Elizabeth I (r. 1741-61). For several years production was hampered by unreliable or inexperienced workmen, but by the 1750s the factory had begun producing porcelain in the Meissen style. This plate is from the factory's first table service, made for the empress about 1756-60. Every piece was decorated with a graceful molded trellis pattern, which suggests they were part of a dessert service, perhaps to be used in summer.

AMICA ID: MMA_.65.47
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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