• 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 50

    A porcelain dish with corn-flowers

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF PAUL I, 1796-1801

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    A porcelain dish with corn-flowers
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Paul I, 1796-1801
    Oval, the centre painted with small separate green sprays with dark blue cornflowers, with a garland of dark blue cornflowers with green leaves around a raised border, within a puce painted rim, marked under base with dark blue cyrillic underglaze 'P' beneath a crown and incised cyrillic 'f'
    16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) long


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    Individual items with similar decoration of cornflowers were sold in the Imperial Porcelain Factory shop in March 1803. See: N. B. von Wolf, The Imperial Porcelain Factory 1744-1904, St Petersburg, 1907, appendix 32.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 92.