• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    A Set of Ten Porcelain Ornithological Plates

    BY THE KORNILOV FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, 1900-1917, RETAILED BY SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW

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    A Set of Ten Porcelain Ornithological Plates
    By the Kornilov Factory, St. Petersburg, 1900-1917, retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low
    Circular, each decorated with a different bird after designs by I. Gal'nbek (1855-1934), comprising a pair of quail, a gelinotte, a Siberian partridge, a pheasant, a blackbird, a snipe, a teal duck, a white partridge, a kingfisher and a wild goose, the border with stylized pan-Slavic floral motifs, the birds identified in Russian on the front and English on the reverse, marked on reverse with printed factory mark, printed inscription 'Made in Russia by Kornilow Bros.' and retailer's inscription
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter (10)


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