Vintage Soviet Russian Porcelain Artctic Fox LFZ Factory Rare Nr 3648

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
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  • Sold Date: Jun 17, 2014
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Vintage Soviet Russian Porcelain Artctic Fox LFZ Factory Rare Nr 3648
History of Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (LFZ)

Leading Russian porcelain factory was founded in 1744 by Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great. Russian scientist Dmitry Vinogradov independently discovered the secret of making porcelain and developed the technology for its manufacture. It is necessary to say that in that time secret of porcelain was known only to Chinese crafters. Only Saxon alchemist J. Bottger discovered a way to produce "European" hard paste porcelain. Peter the Great who visited European countries and followed all modern inventions was interested in the secrets of porcelain manufacture. He made an attemption to introduce it to Russia with the help of foreign crafters, but unsuccessfully. Peter I's idea to establish own porcelain production had success after his death. His daughter Empress Elizabeth (1741-1761) hired scientist Dmitry Vinogradov who used local raw materials - Gzel clays and Olonets quartz and alabaster. Credit is also to D.Vinogradov for training the first the first Russian master craftsmen of porcelain manufacture.

.The factory belonged to the House of Romanov and it produced tableware and other porcelain pieces only for Russian Tsar court. Later in middle of 19 century the factory
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