In Poland, a number of faience factories were established after 1730 under the authority of Frederick the Great, and cream-wares were produced during the 1780s. Lithuania opened a creamware factory in 1780 and produced neoclassical-style tablewares. And in Russia, Catherine the Great started a fashion for all forms of English pottery, particularly creamwares, when she ordered The Frog Service, a 952-piece creamware dinner service, from Wedgwood in 1773. By 1796, Andrei Bolotov, the prolific Russian diarist and memorist, wrote that many people had begun “buying, and filling their homes with English faience crockery.” In the late-18th century, several English potteries were manufacturing items specifically for the Russian market, and Russian factories then started imitating the English pieces. Salt-glazed stonewares and creamwares were produced at the Kiev-Mezhegorsky factory overseen by the Emperor’s Chancellery and at several private factories, including that of Sergei Poskochin, founded in 1817 and active until 1887.