Catherine the Great commissioned the Frog Service, a 962-piece creamware table service, from the Wedgwood manufacture. The endeavor was a grand project of a style typical of eighteenth-century luxury industries. Each piece is decorated with landscapes or with pictures of British architecture. The complete service used more than 1,200 different images. The frog at the top of this plate refers to the palace for which the service was made—La Grenouillère or Kekerekeksinen—situated in a frog marsh.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Plate with a view of Somerset House. Wedgwoood "Frog Service," ca. 1773-74. Catherine the Great commissioned the Frog Service, a 962-piece creamware table service, from the Wedgwood manufacture. The endeavor was a grand project of a style typical of eighteenth-century luxury industries. Each piece is decorated with landscapes or with pictures of British architecture. The complete service used more than 1,200 different images. The frog at the top of this plate refers to the palace for which the service was made—La Grenouillère or Kekerekeksinen—situated in a frog marsh.