12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain sweet-meat dish
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Elizabeth I, circa 1750
Of irregular shape, on four feet, the body painted with multi-coloured bouquets of flowers, gilt rim, the handle in the form of a branch has been lost, marked under base with incised circle and dot
1 7/8 in. (3.5 cm.) high
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 58.
A cup of this shape appeared for the first time at the Meissen Factory where it was described in 1711 as having been modelled after 'the East Asian form'.
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