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    Sale 7734

    Russian Art

    9 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    A pair of porcelain soup plates from the Imperial Hunting Service

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II

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    A pair of porcelain soup plates from the Imperial Hunting Service
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander II
    Shaped circular, the centre of one depicting a stag in a river, the other with a huntsman shooting a stag, each scene with ochre scroll border, the green trellis and gilt scroll rims with flowers at intervals, marked under bases
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Catherine II originally commissioned the Hunting Service for the Oranienbaum hunting lodge, based on the Royal Saxon Hunting Service, by Meissen.
    See H. Hyvönen. Russian Porcelain Collection of Vera Saarela, Espoo, 1982, p. 127, illustrated p. 126. N. B. von Wolf. The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1906, p. 85. B. N. Emme. Russian Artistic Porcelain, Moscow, 1950, pp. 30-31.

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    Provenance

    Countess Sterzynska, daughter of Princess Schakhovskaya, and by direct descent to the present owner.