12 - 13 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,000
A porcelain basket with cornflowers
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, mid-1790s
Oval, with open work, moulded trellis side, formed of a central band painted with a garland of cornflowers with green leaves, framed with puce bordered, ribbon-tied, light blue stripes, the brown painted handles simulating twisted branches with green leaves and red berry terminals, with flared undulating puce rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high
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