6 June 2018
A Pair of Large Porcelain Serving Dishes from the Kremlin Service
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I (1825-1855)
Diameter 36 cm.
Provenance: Russian Art, Sotheby's New York, 22 April 2009, lot 365
Literature: T. Kudriavtseva, Russian Imperial Porcelain, St Petersburg, 2003, pp. 130-132.
In Russo-Byzantine style, of circular form, centres painted with miniature red and blue flowers surrounded with stylized green foliage against black ground with foliate border, body with decorative palmettes in green and black against ciselé gilt ground, gilt rim with imitations of red and green jewels, with blue Imperial cypher for Nicholas I, further numbered in red.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.