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From a service from the period of Alexander II (1855-1881).

Soup plate. Diameter 23.8 cm. (9 3/8 in.).

An Imperial Fascination - Porcelain
From the Farm Service

above: pieces from the Farm Palace Service. 1840-1841. All pieces are decorated with the monogram of the heir to the throne, Grand Duke Alexander (Alexander Nikolaevich). Additions were made until the beginning of the twentieth century.


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Interior view of the Farm Palace

above: The Blue Study of Alexander II in the Farm Palace.
Eduard Petrovich Hau (1807-1887)
Watercolor, 24.5x 34.5 cm. (9 5/8 x 13 5/8 in.)

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From the Kremlin Service. Commissioned in 1837-1838 by Nicholas I.

Dessert Plate. Diameter 22.5 cm (9 1/2 in.).

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