• 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 13

    A porcelain soup plate from the Orlov Service

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1763-1770

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain soup plate from the Orlov Service
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1763-1770
    Circular, decorated with gilt and silver, the centre with the foliate scroll Cyrillic monogram 'GGO' of Count Grigorii Grigorievich Orlov surmounted by a coronet and flanked by laurel and palm branches tied beneath, the raised border with moulded and ciselé gilt inner band and rim enclosing black beading, with a ciselé silver landscape frieze between, marked under base with impressed Imperial double-headed eagle and a circle with an arrow and gilt overglaze 'No 1.'
    9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) diameter
    Design by G. I. Kozlov. Probably painted by A. I. Chernov.


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 22.