12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain bottle cooler
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1793-1796
Of cylindrical form with a thin relief band along the top edge, rounded below on an outwardly spreading foot, the body painted on both sides with a multi-coloured bouquet of flowers, the handles modelled as female theatrical masks, marked under base with dark blue overglaze 'E II' and dot
6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high
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