12 - 13 October 2009,
Price realised GBP 2,500
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Two porcelain salt-cellars
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, circa 1780
Each of oval form, the body painted on both sides with multi-coloured flowers, the moulded handles simulating twisted branches, each decorated at the fastening to the body with relief forget-me-nots with leaves, gilt rim, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot and incised 'I'
Each 3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) long, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Alexis de Tiesenhausen
Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2210
For a similar example in form and decoration, see:
E. Antilla, Venalainen posliini, Helsinki, 2008, pp. 50-51.
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.
Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 94 and 95.
How our specialists' detective work restored the original attribution to a rare and early work by Natalia Goncharova
Five experts discuss the key figures in Russian art over the past century and more — Malevich, Fabergé, Ovchinnikov, Deineka, Vrubel and others
From the iconic imperial eggs to its jewellery, flowers, figurines and snuff-boxes, and the distinct styles of its various branches and workmasters
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April