RARE BING AND GRONDAHL DISHES WITH HANDPAINTED PANSIES AND HEAVY GOLD GILT TRIM.
HAND PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO OLGA ALEXANDROVNA, SISTER OF TSAR NICHOLAS OF RUSSIA. SEE "TSAR: THE LOST WORLD OF NICHOLAS & ALEXANDRA" BY PETER KURTH AND "OLGA ROMANOV: RUSSIA'S LAST GRAND DUCHESS" BY PATRICIA PHENIX.
TWO OF THESE PLATES IN WORN, CHIPPED CONDITION WERE SOLD JAN. 2016 BY A. H. WILKENS AUCTIONS IN TORONTO.
SEE PICS. FOR MARKS ON REVERSE.
Price for Cup and Saucer is $295. Price for Plate is $295.
"The Grand Duchess took a great interest in decorating porcelain. Famous Copenhagen porcelain factories would send her, in particular, state purchases such as cups, plates and other types of china which she would paint. These articles would then be fired in a special oven. These items not only decorated her family home, but were also sold at charity bazaars and auctions. The icons she painted were never for sale, however. She would invariably give them away in Christ's name". From the Historical Magazine "Gatchina Through the Centuries".
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