• 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 173

    A porcelain figure of a Cossack from the decorations of a dessert service given by Frederick II to Catherine II

    BY THE ROYAL BERLIN PORCELAIN FACTORY, 1770-1772

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain figure of a Cossack from the decorations of a dessert service given by Frederick II to Catherine II
    by the Royal Berlin Porcelain Factory, 1770-1772
    Realistically modelled, a figure of a man wearing a dark blue coat with a fur collar, red trousers and brown high boots, with a fur-trimmed red hat in his left hand, on a quatrefoil shaped base, marked under base with blue underglaze sceptre
    11¼ in. (28.4 cm.) high
    Model by F.-E. Mayer.


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    Literature

    G. Lenz, Berliner Porzellan - die Manufaktur Friedrichs des Grossen 1763-1786, Berlin, 1913.

    F. Hoffman, Das Porzellan der europäischen Manufakturen in XVIII Jahrhundert, Berlin, 1932, p. 492-494.

    E. Köllmann, Berliner Porzellan: 1763-1963, Brunswick, 1966.

    W. Pochomova-Gëres, Geschenke Friedrichs des Grossen an der russischen Hof/ Von Sanssouci nach Europa, Berlin, 1994.

    V. Pakhomova-Göres, 'The porcelain hymn of Sèvres', Pinakoteka, No. 10-11, 2000, pp. 229-233.

    N. I. Kazakevich, Western -European Porcelain in the Hermitage. The history of the Collection, St Petersburg, 2003, pp. 47-54.

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 212.