• 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 63

    A porcelain tureen from the Yacht Service

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1784-1787

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain tureen from the Yacht Service
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1784-1787
    Oval, the deep bowl painted on both sides with a gilt and purple cartouche containing a black Imperial double-headed eagle with a wreath of victory in one claw and a flag depicting crossed anchors in the other, with swags underneath, further decorated with a stylized border design at the rim, with acanthus branch handles at each side and four acanthus leaf scroll feet, with gilt detail, marked with blue underglaze 'E II'
    14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) long


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 31.