• 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 179

    A porcelain plate and two cups and saucers from the Count Rumiantsev-Zadunaiskii Service


    Price Realised  


    A porcelain plate and two cups and saucers from the Count Rumiantsev-Zadunaiskii Service
    by the Meissen Porcelain Factory, period of Catherine II, 1774
    Circular, the body painted with the monogram 'CR' (Comte Roumiantseff) surmounted by a crown, framed within a garland of gilt laurel and palm leaves, wound round with the ribbon of the Order of the Cross of St George, the border decorated with relief trellis and rocaille cartouches, inside and around which are incorporated puce flowers, with two similarly decorated cups of semi-spherical form, and circular saucers, marked under base with blue underglaze crossed swords
    Plate 8¾ in. (22.1 cm.) diameter, each cup 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) high, each saucer 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diameter (5)

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    For other examples from the service, now in the collection of the Kuskovo Museum, see T. A. Mozzhukhina, O. Egorova, Exhibition catalogue, Masterpieces of German porcelain from the collection of the Palace of Kuskovo in 18th c., Moscow, 2003, p. 26. and U. Pietsch, Exhibition catalogue, Meissen for the Czars: Porcelain as a Tool of Saxon-Russian Politics in the 18th century, The State Art Collection Dresden, Munich, 2004, p. 132.

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