• 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 80

    A porcelain covered kvas jug with roses and cornflowers

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER I

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A porcelain covered kvas jug with roses and cornflowers
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander I
    Cylindrical, the body painted with a design of symmetrically positioned roses and corn-flower sprays, the upper edge with a thick puce border and gilt rims, the handles simulating twisted branches, the circular cover with rose bud finial, with gilt detail, marked under base with dark blue overglaze 'A' beneath a crown
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 103.