Berlin pair of leaf-shaped dishes and covers

Berlin pair of leaf-shaped dishes and covers

Code: X447/C364

POA

Circa 1770

Hard-paste porcelain

Overall height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.)

Diameter of dishes: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.)

Marks: sceptre in underglaze blue to both, impressed 14 and 13 to one dish and cover

These dishes were a part of a service gifted to Count Grigory Potemkin (1739-1791), military leader and statesman, one of Catherine the Great’s (1729-1796) most loyal advisors, perhaps best known for being her lover.