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A St. Petersburg blue-ground teacup and saucer and a Meissen (Marcolini) cover
A St. Petersburg blue-ground teacup and saucer and a Meissen (Marcolini) cover

CIRCA 1780, BLUE MONOGRAM MARK OF CATHERINE II

Details
A St. Petersburg blue-ground teacup and saucer and a Meissen (Marcolini) cover Circa 1780, blue monogram mark of Catherine II The cup with a ship before a tower on a rocky promontary within an oval gilt cartouche, the saucer with a tent on a wooded river island, the borders with gilt bands and blue angular intertwined ribbon ornament, the cover with a figure crossing a bridge within an oval gilt cartouche flanked by ribbon-tied flowers and with gilt flower finial (slight rubbing to gilding and enamels of saucer, chipping to rim of cover) (2)
Provenance
Anon., sale Christie's London, 7th October 1996, lot 319
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