• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1765, AFTER FEDOR ROKOTOV

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1765, AFTER FEDOR ROKOTOV
    Empress Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796), in blue satin grand habit with white lace adorning the neck and sleeve, ermine coronation mantle, secured with diamond and pearl-set brooch, diamond earring, strands of pearls, a feathered diamond comb and jewelled coronet in her curling powdered hair, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St Andrew
    on parchment
    oval, 3 7/8 in. (99 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with tied ribbon surmount


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    The present miniature derives from a large-scale portrait on canvas by the Russian artist Fedor Rokotov (1735-1808), painted in 1763 and now in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

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