12 - 13 October 2009
Three porcelain tea cups
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Elizabeth I, circa 1750
Each of oval form with a four lobed body, on circular foot, the white ground body painted on both sides with a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers, each with stylized handle, all marked with incised circle and arrow, one with a black overglaze Imperial double-headed eagle with a dot and a comma
1.5 in. (3.9 cm.) high (3)
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The form as well as the decoration of the present cups appeared around 1740 and originate from items produced by Meissen.
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