• 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 340

    A SOVIET PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, THE CUP PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III, 1891, THE SAUCER PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, 1917, PAINTED BY MARIA KIRILOVA, 1922

    Price Realised  

    A SOVIET PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, the cup period of Alexander III, 1891, the saucer provisional Government, 1917, painted by Maria Kirilova, 1922
    Cylindrical, the cup painted with a black tazza supporting fruits, flowers and foliage painted in brown on white ground, a brown band around the base, with painted and moulded chevron scroll handle, the saucer with central brown band and decorated with a foliate outer border, both with black rims, marked under bases, the cup with green underglaze crown cypher 'A III' and later blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog mark, dated '1922', 'N: 248/3', the saucer with green underglaze double-headed eagle mark, dated '1917', with later blue overglaze hammer, sickle and cog mark, dated '1922', 'N. 249/2' and overglaze painted puce initials 'MK'
    the cup 2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) high


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