• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    Two Porcelain Plates from the Service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I

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    Two Porcelain Plates from the Service of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Nicholas I
    Each circular, the center gilt with octofoil strapwork, the border decorated with gilt, green and red foliate and strapwork ornaments, one centering an Imperial double-headed eagle, another the monogram of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, with gilt rim, marked under base with underglaze blue factory mark
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Based on a design by Feodor Solntsev (1801-1892), the designer of the Kremlin Service, this service was made between 1848-1852. It was ordered on the occasion of the marriage of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich to Alexandra Iosifovna, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg in 1848.

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