• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 495

    A MEISSEN BOX AND COVER

    MID-19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN BOX AND COVER
    MID-19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
    Modelled as a rectangular cushion with a recumbent whippet, possibly Catherine the Great's favourite dog, the dog forming a scent bottle, the head detachable, the cushion painted with scattered flower sprays, the corners with gilt tassels
    7½ in. (19 cm.) long (2)


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    Catherine the Great and her whippet walking in the park of Tsarskoe Selo were painted by V.L. Borovikovskii

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage