The manufacturing process of porcelain is very complicated. For example, to get one finished cup, you must perform up to 80 technological operations.

History of the manufactory

The history of the Imperial Porcelain Factory from the creation of the manufactory under Elizabeth Petrovna in 1744 to the present day.


The IPM museum (at 151, Obukhovskoy Oborony Prospekt) was established in 1844 by decree of Nicholas I as a repository of art pieces worth exploring and replicating.