• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    A pair of porcelain cups and saucers from the service of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, 1799

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF PAUL I, 1799

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of porcelain cups and saucers from the service of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, 1799
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Paul I, 1799
    Each of cylindrical form, the body painted with a multi-coloured miniature depicting a landscape with ruin, framed within a circular gilt band and gilt laurel-wreath, the upper border a wide gilt band with pink roses and entwining green branches, with similarly decorated circular saucer, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'P' beneath a crown
    Cups 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, saucers 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna (1784-1803) was the second daughter of Paul I.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., numbers 49 and 50.