• 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 52

    Two porcelain salt-cellars

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Two porcelain salt-cellars
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, circa 1780
    Each of oval form, the body painted on both sides with multi-coloured flowers, the moulded handles simulating twisted branches, each decorated at the fastening to the body with relief forget-me-nots with leaves, gilt rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot and incised 'I'
    Each 3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) long, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high (2)


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    For a similar example in form and decoration, see:
    E. Antilla, Venalainen posliini, Helsinki, 2008, pp. 50-51.

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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 94 and 95.