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Sauceboat from the St. Andrew Service

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.




Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
German, founded 1710

About this artwork

The Saint Andrew service was given by the Saxon elector Friedrich Augustus II (King Augustus III of Poland) to Tsarina Elisabeth I of Russia on the occasion of her nephew’s marriage to the German princess later known as Catherine the Great. Items from the 400-piece service are decorated with the emblems of the order of Saint Andrew, including the imperial Russian double-headed eagle and Saint Andrew nailed to a cross. The order of Saint Andrew, established by Peter the Great around 1698, was the highest award in imperial Russia. This service was used at the Russian court once a year on November 30, the saint’s feast day.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)


Sauceboat from the St. Andrew Service


Germany (Object made in)

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Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding


12.7 × 24.5 × 22 cm (5 × 9 5/8 × 8 5/8 in.)

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Harry and Maribel G. Blum Endowment

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