The Imperial Porcelain Factory is celebrating its 275th anniversary in 2019
The Imperial Porcelain Factory is the enterprise that initiated the “porcelain business” in Russia.
In the 18th century, high interest in porcelain was noted in Russia. The first attempts to master the secret of porcelain were made on the initiative of Peter I (1672-1725). His envoys searched abroad for artisans capable of setting up porcelain production. The Emperor's dream concerning the establishment of the domestic porcelain factory was brought to life by his daughter Elizaveta Petrovna (1709-1761). The Court Neva Porcelain manufactory, founded in St. Petersburg in 1744, marked the beginning of the “porcelain business” in Russia.
The Imperial Porcelain Factory is one of the oldest in Europe, the first and one of the largest Russian enterprises producing artistic porcelain.
The Imperial Porcelain Factory products that constitute the glory of the Russian applied art are empowered by the semiotic idea of the past epochs’ spirit inspired by the nature of the “pottery craft”.
The collections of the Russian imperial porcelain are stored in the State Hermitage Museum, Moscow Historical Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, New York Metropolitan Museum, Museum Collection, etc.
These collections present the invaluable evidence of the highly artistic work of the famous domestic manufactory and historical and cultural events of the House of Romanovs reign.