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a. Items from the Gurievsky Service / "The Water-Carrier" by Stepan Pimenov

At the beginning of the 19th century the Napoleonic Wars brought together different stratas of society and prompted the first big surge of interest in folk art and images of peasants.

The main style in Russian art, as well as European, at that time was the Empire Style but artists at the Imperial Porcelain Factory included scenes from peasant life in the painted decorations of vases and plates, and dressed the caryatids supporting fruit bowls in folk dresses and kokoshniks [headdresses worn by Russian peasant women]. The "Russian" or "Gurievsky" Service was executed in 1809-1816 for Alexander I and was intended for official receptions at the Winter Palace and Peterhof. Its motifs were also used for producing individual sculptures.

(The Gurievsky Service. Most of its pieces are in Peterhof, and some in the Hermitage and the State Historical Museum)

b. Wedgewood, a plate or vase with white decorations on a blue background

c. Meissen, shepherdess figurines


Photo credits: hermitagemuseum, Wikipedia, Shon Patasema/Wikipedia