A RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SERVICE BOWL, FOR THE BABIGON PAVILLION
Material: Porcelain. Cypher of Tsar Nicholas II 1868-1918.
Date: Circa 1898.
Dimensions: Approx 11 Inches across.
Condition: Excellent condition. Some invisible restoration to cracks.
Minor wear. Please see pictures.
Here is a superb Imperial porcelain plate from the St Petersburg factory, Russia. It was made as part of " The Babigon Service" for the Tsar's Peterhoff Palace in St Petersburg, Russia. A central gold roundel, with a pale blue-gray matt border, enriched with fine burnished gold leaf designs in the Empire style.
The servive was so named, as later, parts were transferred to the Babigon Pavillion (Belvedere Palace) and the Catherine Palace. I imagine this service of burnished gold shimmering by candlelight. What a sight it must have been. Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire a plate from the Tsar's table.
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Once owned by Dimitri Tiompkin, the famous American film composer. He was a prolific writer of film scores from the 30's to the 70's including "The Alamo", "High Noon", "Guns of Navarone". He received 22 nominations and four Oscars for his music. The golden age of the Tsars meets the golden age of Hollywood.
The Museum of Porcelain, St Petersburg (part of Hermitage) has a similar example.
We are happy to carefully pack and ship this item internationally.
By Ninara from Helsinki, Finland - Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73948448