Canadian Pacific's photos with the Russian

Porcelain men having a lively chat

Porcelain men having a lively chat
Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Added on January 18, 2015

A horse and an empress

A horse and an empress
Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

The figurine is perhaps a depiction of Tsarina Catherine the Great???

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Added on January 18, 2015

Dining with the Tsars exhibition

Dining with the Tsars exhibition
The special exhibition apparently had only been opened for a few days when I happened to be in Amsterdam.

Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at A…
Added on January 18, 2015

The Cameo Service set

The Cameo Service set
This is known as the Cameo Service, which was commissioned by Tsarina Catherine the Great in 1777 for her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin, a celebrated commander during the Russo-Turkish Wars. The Cameo Service was ordered from the Sèvres Porcelain Manufac…
Added on January 18, 2015

The Romanovs' porcelain tableware

The Romanovs' porcelain tableware
Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Diplomatie

Diplomatie
As the sign says, back in the 18th century, royalty and aristocrats exchanged gifts of fine china and porcelain.

Porcelain is a Chinese invention developed between the 7th and 9th centuries, and Europeans only mastered the process in 1709. From the 1…
Added on January 18, 2015

Porcelain table basket

Porcelain table basket
Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Figurines of exotic males

Figurines of exotic males
Part of the special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Added on January 18, 2015

How I can get lucky tonight

How I can get lucky tonight
A-ha! Now I know, if I want to tell someone that I want him to follow me to my bedroom because I'd like to show him something special, I open my fan fully and hold it perfectly horizontally!

:D

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Added on January 14, 2015

Some fancy sweetmeat stand on a lavish mirror plateau

Some fancy sweetmeat stand on a lavish mirror plateau
The term "sweetmeat" dates back hundreds of years and refers to small confections such as fruits, gilded nuts, sugared comfits, and crystallized flowers.

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is o…
Added on January 14, 2015

Which one do you like better? Colour adjusted, or originals

Which one do you like better? Colour adjusted, or originals
I've used the Auto-Correct function from PhotoShop on this image, which removes the yellow glare and makes the white whiter, but the overall image more crisp, and yet more dull.

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine…
Added on January 14, 2015

Sumptuous centerpieces and mirror plateau

Sumptuous centerpieces and mirror plateau
Same image as the next one, but this one I did not use PhotoShop to do any adjustment. Which one do you like better?

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 a…
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Service of the Order of St. George

Service of the Order of St. George
Apparently this candelabra (nope, I didn't know this term before) and the figurines are known as the Service of the Order of St. George, Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow Province, made in 1777-8.

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imp…
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Porcelain lady amongst a pair of dead peacocks

Porcelain lady amongst a pair of dead peacocks
I wonder if the figurine is a depiction of Tsarina Catherine the Great????

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Added on January 14, 2015

Dining with the Tsars exhibition at Hermitage Amsterdam

Dining with the Tsars exhibition at Hermitage Amsterdam
The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tableware is on between 2014-09-06 and 2015-03-01 at Amsterdam's Hermitage Museum.

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Added on January 14, 2015

Sterling silver sweetmeat bowl (closeup)

Sterling silver sweetmeat bowl (closeup)
Raspberries and cherries back in the 18th and 19th centuries probably were a very special dessert even for the aristocrats, since transportation of fresh fruits was no easy matter, and refrigeration didn't exist.

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhib…
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Lavish sterling silver sweetmeat bowl

Lavish sterling silver sweetmeat bowl
The term "sweetmeat" dates back hundreds of years and refers to small confections such as candied fruit, gilded nuts, sugared comfits, and crystallized flowers.

The special "Dining with the Tsars" exhibition of the Imperial Russian fine porcelain tablewa…
Added on January 14, 2015

The Cameo Service by Sèvres

The Cameo Service by Sèvres
I happen to come across information about this set months after returning to Canada.

This is known as the Cameo Service, which was commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1777 for her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin, a celebrated commander during the Russo-…
Added on January 14, 2015