12 - 13 October 2009,
Price realised GBP 5,000
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A porcelain dish with corn-flowers
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Paul I, 1796-1801
Oval, the centre painted with small separate green sprays with dark blue cornflowers, with a garland of dark blue cornflowers with green leaves around a raised border, within a puce painted rim, marked under base with dark blue cyrillic underglaze 'P' beneath a crown and incised cyrillic 'f'
16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) long
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Individual items with similar decoration of cornflowers were sold in the Imperial Porcelain Factory shop in March 1803. See: N. B. von Wolf, The Imperial Porcelain Factory 1744-1904, St Petersburg, 1907, appendix 32.
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