12 - 13 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000
A porcelain dish from the Moscow service
by the Gardner Porcelain Factory, Moscow, period of Catherine II, circa 1790
Oval, with undulating rim, the centre painted with a green oval medallion containing the gilt monogram 'PM' surmounted by the Imperial crown, framed within a thick gilt band wound round with a puce garland of flowers and surmounted by a ribbon-tied bow, the green ground border decorated with a wound puce and gilt band with an interweaved puce garland of flowers, gilt rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'G'
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long
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The present plate is part of the service ordered by Catherine II for the Pavlovsk Palace. The Cyrillic initials 'PM' refer to the initials of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich and his wife Maria Feodorovna. The service was called the Moscow Service as it was produced at the Gardner Porcelain Factory in the environs of Moscow.
At present, a significant part of the service is housed at the Tsarskoe Selo Palace.
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 159.