12 - 13 October 2009
Two porcelain soup plates from the Private Service of Her Majesty Elizabeth I
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Elizabeth I, 1756-early 1760s
Each circular, with scalloped border, the white ground decorated with a moulded gilt trellis pattern, painted at intervals with pink blossoms, both marked under bases with black overglaze Imperial double-headed eagle, the first with incised circle with an arrow, the second incised with '7.; 17; 4.;//'
First 9½ in. (24.1 cm.); the second 10 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) diameter (2)
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., numbers 14 and 15.
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 4 June-13 July 1935, p. 48, number FX.
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