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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    A Rare Porcelain Covered Tea-Pot

    BY THE BATENIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A Rare Porcelain Covered Tea-Pot
    by the Batenin Factory, St Petersburg, circa 1830
    Of tapering cylindrical form, on spreading foot, and with flared rim, the gilt body decorated on both sides with a large multi-coloured bouquet of flowers, with scroll handle, the cover with bud finial, apparently unmarked
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diameter


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    In 1811, the merchant F. A. Deviatov built a porcelain factory in the Vyborgskii region of St Petersburg. Three years later, the merchant F. S. Batenin took it over. The name Batenin was adopted, not only for the enterprise, but also for the place where the factory was situated, in Batenin side-street. By 1818, Batenin was able to open up his own shop on Nevskii Prospect by the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. After Batenin's death in 1830, the traditional porcelain decoration moved towards the chinoiserie style. The factory closed in 1838.

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