For auction is large coffee/tea cupand saucer is in the “Kizhi” pattern and is made by Lomonosov manufacturer inSt. Petersburg (Leningrad).The cup is 3.75" in and 3.75" tall. The saucer is 6.25" in diameter. This set is in perfect condition, no chips, cracks or glazing . The cup and saucer are marked with Lomonosov logo on the bottom It is great for collection, decoration or gift The Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory was founded in St. Petersburg in 1744 under the decree of Peter the Great's daughter. Empress Elizabeth. It was the first porcelain company in Russia and the third in all of Europe Europe. This is where the talented Russian scientist Dmitry Vinogradov (1720-1758) discovered the secret of making "white gold." He was the first in the history of ceramics was a scientific description of porcelain production, which is close to the latest concepts of ceramic chemistry.