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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    Two Porcelain Plates

    SÈVRES, GREEN PRINTED LOZENGE 'S74' FOR 1874, IRON-RED PRINTED 'RF' MONOGRAM GILDING MARK FOR 1876, SIGNED IN CYRILLIC 'I POKHITONOV'

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Two Porcelain Plates
    Sèvres, green printed lozenge 'S74' for 1874, iron-red printed 'RF' monogram gilding mark for 1876, signed in Cyrillic 'I Pokhitonov'
    Circular, the first painted with two figures in a rowing-boat on a lake; the second with a steamship at sea, within a gilt covetto band, the pale blue border with a gilt rim, marked under base
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter (2)


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    For a similar plate see exhibition catalogue Première année, Salon de 1879, Paris, Palais des Champs-Elysées, 1879, no. 4395 Similar plates were sold in Tableaux, Études, Dessins du Peintre Ivan Pokitonow, Collection de Madame E. de W. et Monsieur B. Wulfert-Pokitonow, Salle des Chiroux, Liège, 17 November, 1925 lot.

    Our thanks to Tamara Préaud, head archivist at the Manufacture de Sèvres, and Olivier Bertrand, the author of forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Pokhitonov for their assistance in researching this lot.

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    Provenance

    General Nicolas Seliverstov.
    Then by descent to the present owner.