This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

Picture Information

Cobalt-Net-Porcelain-Candlestick-Lomonosov-St-Petersburg-Russia-Hand-Decorated
Image not available
Mouse here to zoom in
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself

Details about  Cobalt Net Porcelain Candlestick Lomonosov St. Petersburg Russia Hand Decorated

Cobalt Net Porcelain Candlestick Lomonosov St. Petersburg Russia Hand Decorated
Get fast shipping and excellent service from eBay Top-rated sellers.

Find out more about the Top-rated seller program - opens in a new window or tab

100% Positive feedback
  • Consistently receives highest buyers' ratings
  • Ships items quickly
  • Has earned a track record of excellent service

Item Information

Item condition:
--not specified
Error icon
2 available / 2 sold
Please enter a quantity of $qty_dummy$ or less Please enter a quantity of 1 Purchases are limited to $qty_dummy$ per buyer Please enter quantity of 1 or more Please enter a lower number Choose quantity that is less than $qty_dummy1$ or equal to $qty_dummy$ You can only choose quantity that is equal to $qty_dummy$
Price:
US $45.00
Approximately C $49.40
Shipping:
US $22.15 (approx. C $24.32) USPS First Class Mail Intl / First Class Package Intl Service | See details
International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.  help icon for Shipping - opens a layer
 
Item location:
Lisle, Illinois, United States
 
Ships to:
Worldwide
Delivery:
Please allow additional time if international delivery is subject to customs processing.
Payments:
International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn More
Coverage:
Returns:
14 day money back, buyer pays return shipping See details
eBay item number:
230751319001
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  May 30, 2012 11:54:56 EDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Brand:

Lomonosov

Main Color:

Blue/Gold

Model:

Cobalt Net

The Russian Shop Maison Russe

Visit my eBay store  
 
Cobalt Net Porcelain Candlestick
The Lomonosov St. Petersburg Russia 
Hand Decorated with Mineral Cobalt and 22Kt Gold

Actual retail value of over $100 (no kidding!!!).  Our price is just $45. 
This is a beautiful piece and looks stunning anywhere as well as being utilitarian and functional.
Ready to ship anywhere in the US for only an extra $5 via priority mail.
4.5" tall, 4 inches diameter.

First off, let's make one thing very clear:  we are offering, and what you are now looking at, is 
GENUINE (and please - don't get us started about what's genuine and what's not genuine in this
 wild and woolly neck of the Internet woods) LOMONOSOV.
 Cobalt Net, which, for all you uninitiated in this treasure, is a mineral cobalt pattern that is hand painted onto porcelain 
and enhanced with 22Kt gold (also by hand), becoming essentially a modern-day "flow blue". 
Take a moment to check out the hallmark in the pictures below. 


This is the real Mccoy - all authentic (and don't get us started about what's authentic and what's not authentic around this particular badly uncharted neck of the Internet woods).

Want to know more about the fabled history of the Lomonosov Factory? Then read on below, and be sure to check out the pictures at the bottom of the page. 
Questions? We'll be glad to answer them. And thanks for looking!

An exclusive design of the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg for more than half a century, the pattern "Cobalt Net" was inspired by the luxurious dining sets going back to the time of Empress Catherine II, who reigned in Russia from 1762 to 1796. Its unique and elegant style has justifiably received world-wide acclaim. Each individual piece is hand painted with a striking combination of intertwining lines, drops and accents, by artists who carefully preserve the ancient art of porcelain painting and decoration. Materials used include genuine mineral cobalt and 22 karat gold. Our shop sells only the very top "export-quality" grade of porcelain.

For more than two and a half centuries the factory on the banks of the river Neva in St. Petersburg has been at the forefront of high class artistic and utilitarian porcelain. Founded in 1744 by the daughter of Peter the Great as The Imperial Factory, it belonged for a time to the House of Romanov and the porcelain objects produced were only for the select few.

Christoph Conrad Hunger was the first director, who also managed the Vezzi Factory in Venice and gained his experience at Meissen, Vienna. Under his and several successive regimes little was produced besides small articles such as cups and saucers, jugs and snuff boxes for the Tsar and his Court. A commercial sensibility took over in 1763 increasing production, but the factory continued under Imperial control. Two grades of ware were manufactured, one the finest hard paste, the other an off-white variety. Both wares were well glazed. Tableware, vases and splendid figures were produced, both in glazed and in bisque. Decoration evolved from the "Dresden" style -- monochrome landscapes and purple and green flowers with gold or black -- to a later Sevres sensibility with more color and scenes from daily life, landscapes, animals and multi-chrome flowers and birds. The china was marked with the Imperial Russian eagle and with initials and monograms of the rulers, impressed into the porcelain or painted in black or gold. The "Imperial" Factory was also aligned with the Russian Academy of Arts.

Nearly 100 years later, the factory became "IFZ" - Imperatorskii Farforovyi Zavod, - or, The Emperor's Porcelain Factory. From Catherine the Great's reign onwards (1762), factory marks were the same as initials of the reigning monarch. An additional mark - "II K" - stood for "Pridvornaya Kontora", meaning that the piece formed part of the inventory of the Russian royal court.

After the Soviet Revolution in 1917, it was nationalized and once again renamed, this time to the State Porcelain Works, or "GFZ" - Gosudarstvennyi Farforovyi Zavod. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1925, it was given the name of the academy's founder, Mikhail Lomonosov. Today it is known as, the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, or "LFZ", and sometimes "The House of Lomonosov" .

Lomonosov Porcelain is now the "Imperial Porcelain Factory". While this adds to the confusion, it's likely that Lomonosov will be the name of the factory for many years to come.

Today, Lomonosov, or Imperial, porcelain can be found in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum, as well as the Palace Museums of Pavlovsk, Petrodvorets and Tsarskoe Selo. In Moscow, pieces can be found in the State Historical Museum and the Ceramics Museum of Kuskovo. The factory even has its own museum, established in 1844, which contains some 20,000 items on exhibits.

Cobalt Net is justifiably the most famous of all the creations of the Lomonosov Factory and is a trademarked pattern. Originally known as Cobalt Blue Netting, its forms were designed by S.E. Yakovleva in 1949. The pattern elegantly brings together three classic colors - blue, white and gold. Each individual piece is carefully hand painted by an artist using mineral cobalt and 22 karat gold. Analogous to the "flow blue" of many years ago, this, and other wonderful "modern day flow blue" patterns can be enjoyed on many levels. It can make a very special gift, add splendor to the home or the office, or can be part of a wonderful personal collection.

 
Picture is of the actual item for sale.
Satisfaction guaranteed. We ship internationally.

Questions? Just ask us. Thanks for looking!


 
 
     
  Satisfaction guaranteed. We ship internationally. 

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




00307
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Shipping and handling

Item location: Lisle, Illinois, United States
Shipping to: Worldwide
Domestic handling time
Estimated sales tax
Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment[newWindowTxt].
Seller charges sales tax for items shipped to: IL (7.25%).

Return policy

Item must be returned within
Refund will be given as
14 days after the buyer receives it
Money Back
The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Payment details

Payment method Preferred/Accepted Buyer protection on eBay
Credit card or Pre-authorized Debit through PayPal
PayPal Preferred

Seller's payment instructions

Satisfaction guaranteed.
time left
Current bid amount
+
Shipping amount
Bid Count
time left
current bid
shipping
bids
Approximately:
Current bid amount Approximately:
Shipping amount Approximately:
Import charges:
Import charges:
(estimated and based on max bid)
Your bid amount
Approximately:
Approximately:

OR

Your current max bid:
(Approximately:)
Increase your chances of winning by setting a higher bid now.
Let eBay place automatic bids for you  This opens a help overlay dialogue about automatic bidding.
How does automatic bidding work?
As other bids come in, eBay will automatically raise your bid in small amounts, up to your limit. Learn More. - opens in a new window or tab
Close button. This closes the help overlay dialogue.
, up to
By submitting your bid, you'll be committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By submitting your bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount.
Tell us what you think 
We've made a few changes to bidding.
Were these helpful?
Loading...
Bid layer is updating the contents.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
FREE shipping
See item description
Approximately:
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your max bid:
You've been outbid. Don't let it get away - place another bid.
You've been outbid by an automatic bid placed earlier by another bidder.
You're the highest bidder on this item!
You're the first bidder on this item!
You're the highest bidder on this item, but you're close to being outbid.
This auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
You're the high bidder on this item, but the reserve price hasn't been met yet.
You've been outbid by someone else.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
You've been outbid by someone else's max bid.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
Your bid wasn't accepted because it's the same as someone else's bid.
Try raising your max bid.
You're the highest bidder!
To increase your chances of winning, try raising your bid.
You're the first bidder. Good Luck!
You're still the highest bidder!
You increased your max bid to
Please enter your bid again.
Enter a valid amount for your bid.
Enter a bid that is the minimum bid amount or higher.
You have to bid at least
Sorry, you can't lower your maximum bid once it's placed.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is the same as or more than the Buy It Now price. You can save time and money by buying it now.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Increase max bid
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congrats! The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the high bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the high bidder, but the reserve price is not met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.

Additional site navigation