• 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 65

    A porcelain compotier

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, LATE 1770S-1780S

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    A porcelain compotier
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, late 1770s-1780s
    Circular, the centre painted with a multi-coloured bouquet of flowers with three small sprays of flowers around the border, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and red star
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diameter


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    The compotier rond form is in keeping with other Sèvres porcelain pieces adopted by the Imperial Porcelain Factory and was used for the dessert table.

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    Please note that the first line of the catalogue description should read 'A porcelain compotier'. This lot is not sold together with a soup plate.


    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 77.