1 December 2011
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I (1825-1855)
Height of the cup 5.5 cm., diameter of the saucer 15 cm., diameter of the bowl 16.5 cm.
Decorated with flowers set inside gilt cartouches on a dark blue background, further embellished with white and gilt stylised flowers between the cartouches, the cavetto of the saucer and the interior of the cup ornamented with gilt star motifs, the centre of the bowl painted with flowers, all with blue Imperial ciphers of Nicholas I on the reverse.
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.