• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    A Porcelain Military Plate

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III

    Price Realised  

    A Porcelain Military Plate
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III
    Circular, the center painted with officers on foot and on horseback, within a gilt border impressed and ciselé with the Imperial arms above a ribbon-tied wreath of laurel and oak leaves, inscribed on the reverse in Russian, 'Ural Cossack Troops, after the painting by Charlemagne A. Mironov 1888', marked under base with underglaze green factory mark
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diameter


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    Alexander Mironov (b. 1826), a painter-decorator at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, came from a family of factory workmen. In 1854, he became a master of historical painting and was regarded as one of the best painters of figures working in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1891, Mironov was appointed a curator of the Imperial Porcelain Factory museum and library.

    Provenance

    Purchased at a Torgsin shop in 1931.
    Then by descent.