The famous paintings of Raphael, copied by Catherine for the Hermitage, inspired many artists and masters of applied art. This cup with saucer “Antique” is a part of tea set created after the “Raphael” service that became the largest work performed at the Imperial porcelain factory in the last quarter of the XIX century. It was created over 20 years: each item is individual, color backgrounds, ornaments and plot motifs vary. Parts of the service were annually presented to the Imperial family at Christmas. In our days, the original design of the “Raphael” service on a modern form was mastered by the masters of the Imperial porcelain factory for a combined method of decoration. Each item is individual, with different color backgrounds, ornaments, and stories. Unity of the ensemble is given by the general composition of the decor and the color rhythm.
Work: decal, overglazing, gold plating
Dimensions (W/L/H): 141x141x24ml