12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain dessert plate
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, late 1770s-1780s
Circular, the centre painted with a multi-coloured bouquet of flowers and two small sprays, with two dark blue ribbon-tied yellow circular relief bolsters, with open work moulded trellis outer border, detailed in green, within an undulating puce rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot and incised 'K' and '6'
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diameter
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