An Antique Russian Porcelain Platter from the Mikhailovsky Palace Service of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, circa 1835
Diameter 12 1/4 in. (31 cm)
An identical platter is published in AT THE TSAR’S TABLE, page 35.
Condition: some light rubbing to glaze around the spray of flowers in the center, a foot rim chip on back (shown below).
Marked with blue cipher of Czar Nicholas I ( H I). The red painted inventory number indicates that the platter was sold to the West by the Soviet government in the 1920s-1930s.
Mikhailovsky Palace (now the State Russian Museum) was built in the very center of St Petersburg between 1819 and 1825. It was the prime residence of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, a brother of Tsar Nicholas I.
Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (1798-1849)