A pair of hand-painted and parcel-gilt porcelain tazze decorated in the manner of the 'Great Kremlin Service'

20th century

Executed after designs of Feodor Solntsev, the whole gilt and polychromed in pan-slavic foliate designs, inscribed around the double-headed eagle in Cyrillic characters, 'Nicholas, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias;' the undersides unmarked. (2).

H: 3 1/2, Dia: 8 3/4 in.

Estimate $300-500

The offered lot is decorated in the manner of the "golden dessert" series from the Great Kremlin Service by the Imperial Porcelain Factory. The service, commissioned by Nicholas I for the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, was based on the designs of Feodor Sol'ntsev. Intended for use only at coronations and other state events, the service was last used at the banquet organzied to commemorate 300 years of the House of Romanov in 1913.

Sold for $313 (buyer's premium included)