15 July 1998
A painted porcelain Plate
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, 1827
Circular, the centre painted with a young lady dressing before a mirror with two maids in a neo-gothic interior, the gilt rim with cisel ribbon-tied floral scrolls, marked under base
9 in. (24.2 cm.) diam.
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The scene on this plate is a transfer printed, not painted as stated in the catalogue.
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