• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    A Set of Eight Porcelain Dinner Plates

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIODS OF NICHOLAS I AND ALEXANDER II

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Set of Eight Porcelain Dinner Plates
    Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, periods of Nicholas I and Alexander II
    Of silver shape, the center painted with a floral bouquet, the angled edge of the cavetto burnished gold, the shaped border painted with three oval panels of trailing flowers reserved in white with gilt ciselé surrounds issuing flower sprays on a cobalt blue gilt caillouté ground, underglaze blue marks and overglaze green printed marks
    The largest plate 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. (8)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    The present lot is part of a service designed after the original Sévres service, which was presented by Louis XV to King Christian of Denmark on the occasion of his state visit to France in 1768. See An Imperial Fascination: Porcelain - Dining with the Czars at Peterhof, A La Vieille Russie, New York, 1991, p.110-111, Nos. 242 and 243, illustrated.