Each piece of porcelain undergoes preliminary firing before a mineral based glaze and liquid 14-karat gold is delicately applied. Russian china owes its unique quality and composition to Dmitry Vinogradov, a talented chemist and associate of Mikhail Lomonosov himself, who deduced the recipe of'white gold' and produced it using local materials. At first the plant manufactured smaller objects like tobacco boxes, but by 1756 Vinogradov managed to build a bigger horn and the factory started producing dinnerware. The porcelain design reached unprecedented levels of sophistication in the reign of Catherine the Great -'Catherine porcelain' was considered of the same artistic value as creations of prominent artists and sculptors. Cobalt Net is the iconic pattern that became the Lomonosov factory's symbol, despite being relatively new, was created in 1944 soon after the Siege of Leningrad ended.
Young Artist Anna Yatskevich, who was ornamenting a tulip-shaped tea set by sculptor Seraphima Yakovleva, created a net-like pattern that reminded her of paper bomb blast protection on windows and criss-crossed searchlight beams - all from the Siege days. At the Brussels World Fair in 1958 a'cobalt net' tea-set was awarded the exposition's star of gold. Unfortunately the artist who created the pattern did not live to see the day - like many other Siege survivors she died soon after World War II was over, not knowing that her work had become a symbol of Russian porcelain. Porcelain Mark / Date of Production: Post 1925, in connection with the anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the plant was named after M.
Lomonosov, from this moment he becomes the Leningrad State Porcelain Factory named after MV Lomonosov. Lomonosov , abbreviated as Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. During this period, the abbreviation is present on almost all the stamps of the plant, although the outline of the symbols evolved and changed.Export options are also accompanied by the inscriptions made in Russia and made in USSR. From 1970 to 1989, the brand indicates the grade of products and the product complexity group. 1 grade was marked in red, 2 in blue and 3 in green. The item "Russian Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain Coffee Set Cobalt Pattern Net 22 pieces" is in sale since Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Lomonosov". The seller is "lachambredambre" and is located in Crockett, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.