Vintage "Agashka" Tea Service. Agashka (агашка) describes the folk-motif drawing style of porcelain painting in Dulevo and is also the name of the purple flower. It derives from one of the more common names of Dulevo masters: Agafia, or Agashechka. Purple flowers have origins in royalty and ceremony and represent dignity, pride and success.
The Dulevo Porcelain Works, one of the oldest Russian porcelain manufacturers, was founded in 1832 in the village of Likino-Dulevo. Pieces are hand painted on a white background combined with rich gilding and a lustrous glaze.
Teapot and sugar bowl excellent condition, creamer good condition (see below). Service consists of one tea pot (w/lid), sugar bowl (w/lid) and creamer. Teapot is 7½" in length (elongated spout) and holds approximately 3 cups. Creamers are 5½" from handle to tip of spout and about 4" in height and sugar bowl is 6" from handle to handle and 4½" in height. All pieces are back stamped with the green Dulevo falcon mark and were made around 1991-1992.
Note: creamer has a ½ inch factory blemish "flea bite" at the base that was present when service was brought into the US. It is not visible and doesn't affect the use. Set is priced with this blemish in mind. Sold as is. 1 set only.