• 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 93

    A rare porcelain covered bouillon-bowl addition from the Service of the Order of St George

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, 1780-1790S

    Price Realised  

    A rare porcelain covered bouillon-bowl addition from the Service of the Order of St George
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1780-1790s
    Circular, on raised foot, the bowl with the painted ribbon of the Order, the cross of the Order, with entwined foliate garland, the domed cover similarly decorated, with a flower finial, marked under base with blue underglaze cypher 'E II' with painted gold star and incised '2; 6'
    5¾ in. (14.4 cm.) diameter


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    All additions to the service were made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory from the end of the 18th century and during the 19th century. The forms from the original Gardner service were used again, together with the new ones. In this particular case, the small covered bowl has a highly characteristic detail of the porcelain produced by the Imperial Porcelain factory between 1780s-90s: a finial in the shape of an apple which was used as decoration for the covers of kvas jugs.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 155.