• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 323

    A porcelain cup and saucer


    Price Realised  


    A porcelain cup and saucer
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Peterbsurg, 1814-1820
    Of tapering cylindrical form, with a flaring rim and on spreading foot, the body painted with a continuous multi-coloured miniature, painted after Swebach, depicting a Bashkir camp with its inhabitants and horses, with two Tatars selling a Bashkir racing horse of Arabian breed in the foreground, framed by thick upper and lower gilt bands with a ciselé foliate design, the white ground circular saucer decorated with gilt, in the centre a stylized flower, framed within a laurel wreath garland, the outer border with a stylized foliate design and painted with green detail, with gilt rim, apparently unmarked
    Cup 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter (2)

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    A similar scene to the one painted on the present cup is illustrated in the catalogue At the Tsar's Table. Russian Imperial Porcelain from Raymond F. Piper Collection, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 1st June - 19th August 2001, p. 34.

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