Cobalt Net Large 9-cup Teapot. Mineral cobalt, 22Kt gold. 7½" in height, 10" wide and 6" deep.
In Russia, tea is usually served with two teapots, one large for hot water and one small for the tea brew. The two would be mixed together to taste. As Russians like to drink tea much of the day, the weaker the better. This fine porcelain large teapot is decorated in the classic Cobalt Net pattern and is the genuine article! Fully hand painted at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The first post-Soviet red export backstamp debuted after 1991 After 2002, the export backstamp featured a red or a blue LFZ monogram along with the words "Hand Decorated, 1744, St. Petersburg, Russia". Post-2005 pieces are stamped "Imperial Porcelain, 1744, St. Petersburg", along with a double-headed Imperial eagle. For knock-offs and counterfeits see Find out more about genuine Cobalt Net from Russia