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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    A Porcelain Tazza From The Ropsha Service

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III, 1887

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    A Porcelain Tazza From The Ropsha Service
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander III, 1887
    Circular, the raised foot and foliate moulded flared stem gilded, the shallow bowl of blue ground with ciselé gilt palmette design and moulded gilt rim, with the Imperial double-headed eagle at the centre, marked under base with green underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'A III' beneath the Imperial Russian crown, over the number '87'
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high, 4¾ in. (11.9 cm.) diameter of the base


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    The present lot is an addition to the Service, made during the reign of Alexander III.

    For a similar object, see:
    A. K. Lanceray, Russian Porcelain. Art of the First Russian Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1968, ill. 122.

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