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Imperial Porcelain His Majesty's Own Dacha Svc plate

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A Russian porcelain plate from His Majesty's Own Dacha Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, circa 1845-1855. The shaped circular plate centered with the entwined floriated initials of Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich (the future Alexander II) and his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, with blue borders, the underside with dark blue-gray underglaze Nicholas I cypher mark. Diameter: 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm). On this service, see An Imperial Fascination: Porcelain, Dining with the Czars, Peterhof, New York, 1991, pp. 100, 103, no. 211. The Grand Duke married Marie of Hesse in 1841; Court Architect Andrei Shtakenshneider (1802-1865) designed and oversaw construction of a personal dacha in Peterhof for the young couple from 1845-1850.

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Imperial Porcelain His Majesty's Own Dacha Svc plate

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Jun 18, 2016