|Pieces from the Private (Sobstvenny) Service
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
Porcelain, overglaze decoration, gilt
Dish, sugar basin, salt-cellar and spoon
These pieces are from the first porcelain service created in Russia by the notable Russian artist D. I. Vinogradov, who developed the formula for Russian porcelain. The service belonged to Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, on whose initiative the Imperial Porcelain Factory was established in St. Petersburg in 1744. The surface of the pieces are decorated with network relief pattern with small lilac flowers. The elegant oval sugar basin and salt-cellar are both decorated with two garlands of roses.