Chinese export
about 1785


7 1/2 in (19.1 cm) in diameter

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Porcelain with overglaze enamels

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)



Plate with the imperial Russian crest. Inner border of floral garlands in puce, mauve, green, yellow, blue and iron red interlaced with a mauve ribbon. The rim is pierced. Gold chain border on outer edge. Gold rim.


About 1785, created as part of a dinner service for Catherine the Great (b. 1729 – d. 1796), St. Petersburg. October 29, 1993, sold by Philip Suval, Inc. (dealer), New York, to Gretchen E. Viall (d. 2016), Providence, RI; 2016, by inheritance to her son, William A. Viall III, Providence; 2016, gift of William Viall to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. William A. Viall III in memory of Gretchen E. Viall