• 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 40

    Three porcelain tea cups

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ELIZABETH I, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Three porcelain tea cups
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Elizabeth I, circa 1750
    Each of oval form with a four lobed body, on circular foot, the white ground body painted on both sides with a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers, each with stylized handle, all marked with incised circle and arrow, one with a black overglaze Imperial double-headed eagle with a dot and a comma
    1.5 in. (3.9 cm.) high (3)


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    The form as well as the decoration of the present cups appeared around 1740 and originate from items produced by Meissen.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., Moscow, 2009, numbers 55, 56 and 57.