12 - 13 October 2009
Two porcelain plates
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, late 1770s-1780s
A small plate and soup plate, each of circular form, the centre painted with a bouquet of flowers with three smaller sprays of flowers on a border of relief basket weave, with undulating puce rim, each marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot
9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter, 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diameter (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Alexis de Tiesenhausen
Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2210
Masterpieces of 18th c..., numbers 72 and 73.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
From the iconic imperial eggs to its jewellery, flowers, figurines and snuff-boxes, and the distinct styles of its various branches and workmasters
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June