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Antique Russian IPF Dinner Plate Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich Service

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Seller: atzbach-russian-antiques (3,625) 100%, Location: Redmond, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152337291636 Description: Antique Russian porcelain plate from the Service of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, ST Petersburg, period of Nicholas I. The center decorated with a finely painted flower bouquet within a border of gilt rococo cartouches enclosing animals, fruits, flowers and a trophy of the arts, on alternating blue and magenta grounds. The reverse with the blue-black underglaze mark of Nicholas I. The origins of this service were a mystery throughout the twentieth century. Because the borders are relieved with Neo-rococo cartouches decorated with wild and domesticated animals as well as symbols of the arts, it was suggested that it might have been commissioned for use in one of the Imperial hunting palaces. In 1999, Anne Odom published new information indicating that Duke Georg Mecklenburg (1899-1963) sold a large part of the service to American collector Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) in 1952, he supplied her with an affidavit stating that according to family history, the service had been a gift from Emperor Nicholas I to his brother Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (1798-1849) around 1835. His daughter Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna (1827-1894) brought it with her in 1850 or 1851 on the occasion of her marriage to Duke Georg of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1824-1876). The transfer of the entire service to Germany at that time might explain its absence from Russian state museum collections today. See Anne Odom, Russian Porcelain at Hillwood, Washington, D.C., 1999, pp. 8, 72-73. Circa: 1840 Dimensions: Diameter: 9 3/4″ (24.8 cm). Condition: Light wear to the gilding, given its age. Inventory Number: 1406-058H Disclaimer:- All items offered are guaranteed genuine and authentic and are described accurately as possible.- Please message us or call us with any questions. (425) 271-8950 - We accept the following forms of payment: *Paypal *Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards (please call our office to make a payment).- Payments should be received within 10 business days from the close of the auction.- Items will be shipped within 2-3 business days of certified funds.- Buyer pays for shipping. Professional packing, tracking and handling charges are included.- Washington State residents please add 8.6% sales tax. Condition: Light wear to the gilding

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