2019-FIC-16B (Saucer)

Ceramic tea cup saucer made by the Gzhel company of Russia. This cup is an example of traditional Russian folk art with roots going back to the 14th century. The art of gzhel pottery and design originated from the settlements southeast of Moscow along Gzhelka River. Today this well-known design of blue ornaments on white background is one of Russia's cultural gems. Gzhel evolved from pottery to the famous blue-patterned fine porcelain known for its makers' exquisite taste and excellence in craftsmanship.