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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    A Porcelain Bowl From The Gothic Service

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN SERVICE, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II, CIRCA 1865

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    A Porcelain Bowl From The Gothic Service
    by the Imperial Porcelain Service, St Petersburg, period of Alexander II, circa 1865
    Circular, on conforming spreading gilt foot, and with everted gilt rim, the white ground body painted with a multi-coloured upper and lower border of geometric design, marked under base with green underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'A II' beneath the Imperial Russian crown
    3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) high, 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) diameter of the bowl, 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diameter of the base


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    The present lot is an additional piece for the Gothic Service of Nicolas I, made during the reign of Alexander II.

    For further information on the ornamentation and decoration of the present lot and others from the Gothic Service, please see:
    A. K. Lanceray, Russian Porcelain. Art of the First Russian Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1968, ill. 148.

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