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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    A Porcelain Chocolate Dish


    Price Realised  


    A Porcelain Chocolate Dish
    by the Gardner Factory, Moscow, circa 1820
    Of tapering cylindrical form, on spreading foot, with a beaded upper band and everted rim, the blue ground body heavily gilded and decorated with a cartouche depicting a multi-coloured pastoral scene preparing for a hunt, framed within a ciselé border, the blue ground body with upper and lower horizontal gilt foliate borders, the handle in the form of a swan, the gilt cover, gilded inside, decorated with a continuous blue band with gilt detailing and gilt pine-cone finial, marked under base with dark blue underglaze with dot
    Cup 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high with cover

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