• 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 84

    A porcelain dessert plate

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, CIRCA 1780-1796

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain dessert plate
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, circa 1780-1796
    Circular, the centre painted with two multi-coloured bouquets of flowers, with three small sprays, with open work moulded lattice border with foliate detail and ribbon, within an undulating puce rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot and incised 'E'
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter


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    The pierced moulded design on the border of the plate was developed at the Gardner Porcelain Factory for the dessert part of the service ordered by Catherine II for the Pavlovsk palace.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 83.