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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    A Porcelain Tazza From The Imperial Banquet Service


    Price Realised  


    A Porcelain Tazza From The Imperial Banquet Service
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1848-1853
    Of circular form, the upper body formed to simulate eight overlapping 'cabbage leaves', the lower body spreading into a wide base also decorated with overlapping cabbage leaves, each leaf painted with multi-coloured bouquets of flowers, within a blue border and gilt rim, the join of the upper and lower body decorated with a stylized gilt leaf design, the two handles moulded symmetrically opposite one another on the upper body, marked with dark blue underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'NI' beneath the Imperial Russian crown
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high, 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) wide, 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diameter of the base

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    For a similar vase see
    A. K. Lanceray, Russian Porcelain. Art of the First Russian Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1969, illustration 172.

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