• 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 46

    A porcelain bottle cooler

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1770S

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain bottle cooler
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1770s
    Of cylindrical form, with a thin cylindrical bolster around the top edge, chamfered below, on a low circular foot, the body painted on both sides with a multi-coloured bouquet of flowers, the short handles simulating relief scrolls and painted in cardinal red, marked under base with dark blue overglaze 'E II' and dot
    5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high


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    Bottle coolers were produced in various forms by the Imperial Porcelain Factory in the 1760s and were included as part of important services for the Imperial Court such as the Arabesque Service (1784) and the Yacht Service (1785-1787).

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 66.