• 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 51

    A porcelain basket with cornflowers

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, MID-1790S

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    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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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 93.