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Four Great Banquet of Catherine the Great
FromThe State Hermitage Museum

Art Impression Exhibition Berline Dessert Service Royal Porcelain the State Hermitage Museum Catherine Great Art Impression Exhibition Cameo Service Royal Manufactory the State Hermitage Museum Catherine Great Art Impression Exhibition Green Frog Service Wedgwood Staffordshire The State Hermitage Museum Art Impression Exhibition The Order of St. Gerge Service Porcelain Manufactory State Hermitage Museum Art Impression Exhibition Snuffbox with Precious and Semiprecious Stones David Rudolph State Hermitage Museum
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The exhibition presents the porcelain masterpieces of four dinner services used by Catherine the Great from the precious collection of the State Hermitage Museum of Russia. The porcelain services used are the products of Meissen, Sevres, and other famous porcelain factories throughout Europe. These services symbolizing the empress, Catherine the Great’s life are shown with accessories and other personal items that she herself used and loved.

《Berlin Dessert Service》

The Berlin Dessert Service was given to Catherine the Great by Frederick the Great of Prussia. The production of the renowned Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin, it was devoted to the Russian victories in the Turkish war, thus demonstrating Europe’s recognition of Russia’s power and the success of the empress, who had been a petty German princess shortly before.


Green Frog Service》

The Green Frog Service was commissioned by Catherine the Great from the great porcelain maker Josiah Wedgwood of England. A fog motif that appears on the service pieces was the emblem of one of Catherine’s palaces. The service was a kind of encyclopedia of British views, castles, palaces, churches, ancient monuments, landscapes and parks. It was an excellent token of the Russian elite’s love of England, her political system and artistic tastes.


《Cameo Service》

The Cameo Service from Sevres Royal Manufactory was Catherine the Great’s gift to her favourite, Prince Grigory Potyomkin. The service items were decorated with classical antiquity cameos reflecting the empress’s love of carved gems, a passionate collector of which she was known to be.

Order of St. George Service》

The Order of St. George Service is one of the four Order Services created to express the recognition of the achievements of the Russian armed forces. The services were to be used at the Winter Palace receptions in the honor of the Knights of the four highest Orders in Russia, the most important of these being the Order of St. George. The services were made by Francis Gardner’s factory near Moscow.


【Date and Place】
16 April-5 July 2009
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Oganaized by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Museums
18 July- 30 August 2009
Iwaki City Art Museum
Oganaized by Iwaki City Art Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Museums
9 September-28 September 2009
Daimaru Museum Shinsaibashi Osaka
Oganaized by The Yomiuri Shimbun,Osaka, The Japan Association of Museums, NHKPlanet,INC. KINKI
3 October-3 December 2009
Umi-Mori Art Museum
Oganaized by Umi-Mori Art Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun,Osaka, The Japan Association of Museums
[For these four exhibitons]
With the patronage of:
Embassy of the Russian Federation,Russian Center for International Scientific and Cultural Cooperation
With the support of:
Lion Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd.
With the cooperation of:
Finnair
With the coordination of:
Art Impression.Inc.
11 December 2009-4February 2010
Oita Prefectural Art Center (Museum&Hall)
Organized by :Oita Prefecture, Oita Prefecture Board of Education, Oita Prefectural Art Center, Oita Godo Shimbun
[For these four exhibitons]
With the patronage of:
Embassy of the Russian Federation,Russian Center for International Scientific and Cultural Cooperation
With the cooperation of:
Finnair
With the coordination of:
Art Impression.Inc.

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