Two Pieces from the "Coronation" or "New-Style Coat of Arms" Service, 1882-1914
St. Petersburg, Imperial Porcelain Factory
Plate: coat of arms on the border, underglaze green mark: A III 1888 beneath a crown
Porcelain, overglaze painting, 3 x 25 cm.
Cup and saucer, underglaze green mark: H II 1909 beneath a crown.
Porcelain, overglaze painting.
5.8 x 11.2 x 9.5 cm. 2.8 x 14.1 cm
This service was ordered originally for the coronation of Emperor Alexander III in 1882 and consisted of 19,000 pieces. Another order was later repeated for the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II and the size was significantly increased to 47,000 pieces. While the Tsar's table at the Coronation Banquet was by tradition laid with a gold service, this service was used for the many guests. This service was added to and used regularly right up until the outbreak of World War I.
Nicholas and Alexandra - The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
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