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Dinner plate

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Dinner plate

ca. 1837-55

Fedor Solntsev

Russian, 1801-1892

From the Kremlin Service designed by Fedor Solntsev (1801–1892). Tsar Nicholas I requested that the Kremlin Service be in “old Russian taste.” In designing the service, Solntsev took inspiration from seventeenth-century Russian and Turkish enameled metalwork in the Kremlin’s armory. The motif on this plate for zabuski, hot hors d’oeuvres, is based on a gold wash basin from Constantinople. The Kremlin Service was planned for five hundred people.
Hard paste porcelain
Diam.: 8 7/8 in.
The Plestcheeff Collection
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "The Plestcheeff Collection", May 8, 1998 - December 3, 1999

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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