12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain ink-stand
By the Popov Porcelain Factory, Moscow, first half of the 19th century
The biscuit body formed as a swan with the curved neck forming a handle, the green glazed back pierced with two pen-holders, inkwell with detachable bud finial cover and shell shaped detachable pounce-pot, on oval scalloped base, gilt details, marked under base with grey underglaze Cyrillic monogram 'AP'
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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