8 June 2011
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855-1881).
Height 59.5 cm.
Related literature: For similar works, see V.V. Znamenov (ed.), Imperatorskiy Farforovyi Zavod. 1744–1904 (Imperial Porcelain Manufactory. 1744–1904), St. Petersburg, Global View, 2008, p. 609.
Elongated cylindrical form broadened on the top, the body painted with green leaves and Japanese cherry tree flowers against yellow background, supplemented by two exotic birds elaborated in rich vivid colours, the inside of the gilt rim is decorated with yellow, blue and red ornament, with green imperial cipher of Alexander II under base.
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.