The Imperial porcelain plant was established in the middle of 18 century, was named after Mikhail Lomonosov, one of the Russian`s porcelain creators. First porcelain had the same quality as Saxon`s and Chinese ones. At first the plant produced tiny goods: snuffboxes, coffee and chocolate caps, Easter eggs, plates, trays, candlesticks. Later appeared ceremonial table-sets. The most famous among them are "Arabesque" for 60 persons, which consists of 973 objects, "Gurievsky" table-set, which was ordered for tsar`s family. In total, for that table-set were produced 4500 objects, for decorating were used several kilograms (hundred pounds) of gold. The major part of this table-set is now in the collection of Pavlovsky Palace-museum.
Porcelain with label you can see in the Hermitage, the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, State Historical Museum in Moscow, banquette halls of Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch`s residence. In the Albert and Victoria Museum in London, in the Metropolitan Museum in New-York and other museums all over the world.