The famous paintings of Raphael, copied by the IPM factory for Empress Catherine for the Hermitage, inspired many artists and Master of Applied art. This cup with saucer “Antique” is a part of tea set “Antique” created after the “Raphael” dinner set that became the largest work performed at the Imperial Porcelain factory in the last quarter of the XIX century. It took 20 years to complete the work: each item is individual, color backgrounds, ornaments, and plot motifs. Individual parts of the dinner set Raphael were annually presented to the Imperator’s family at Christmas.
In our days, the original design of the “Raphael” service on a modern mold was re-created by the masters of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Each item is individual, with different color backgrounds, ornaments, and stories.
Work: decal, overglazing, gold plating
Dimensions (W/L/H): 141x141x24ml