The Lomonosov Porcelain Factory was founded in Saint Petersburg in 1744 by the daughter of Peter the Great with the original purpose to supply the Russian royal family with fine porcelain wares for their personal use. After seeing the fine porcelains from China, Germany and Austria, Russian scientists experimented with clays until their perfected porcelains that rivaled that of Meissen. Under Catherine the Great, the factory expanded, and wares were made available to the discerning, wealthy public. After the Russian Revolution, the factory became property of the newly-formed USSR, until the break up of the Soviet Union.
This pair of 8 ¼” tall vases bear the coveted mark of the factory when it was under Soviet rule. This red mark, used between 1936-1992, was the mark of the finest quality pieces from the factory; a blue mark indicated seconds. These hand decorated vases bear a floral pattern of rust, black and cobalt blue. One of the vases is decorated darker than the other and the blue flows somewhat. There are cross-hatch patterns on the bases with white dots; under the 4 ¾” mouth is cross-hatching without any white spots. It is evident how fine the porcelain is when you look inside the vases; the floral decoration can be seen through the porcelain, testifying to its translucence. These vases are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips.
These are sold as a pair.
These would be a gorgeous addition to your porcelain collection or as accent decorative pieces. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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