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ca. 1741-43

The design for this plate is attributed to Johann Friederich Eberlein (1695–1749). By the 1740s, Meissen table services were in great demand among the European aristocracy. This plate is from a service delivered between 1741 and 1743 to Russian Tsarina Elizabeth I Petrovna (r. 1741–1761), called the Elizabeth I of Russia Service. Elizabeth became a collector of Meissen porcelain, and around 1744 she established her own imperial manufactory in St. Petersburg.
Hard paste porcelain
2 in. (5.08 cm), height
11 3/4 in. (30 cm), diameter
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Empress Elizabeth (Romanov) of Russia (1709-1761); collection of Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson, unknown purchase date until December 1969; gift from Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1969
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 142

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