26 November 2014
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIODS OF ALEXANDER III (1881–1894) AND NICHOLAS II (1896–1917), DATED 1890 AND 1897
Height of the cup 7 cm, diameter of the saucer 14 cm.
Provenance: Acquired by the grandfather of the current owner in the late 1920s–1930s.
Thence by descent.
The cavetto of the saucer decorated with a stylised flower, the borders with multicoloured rossettes and stylised foliate motifs on light blue background, the cup painted with matching pattern, partially gilt interior and handle, with green ciphers for Alexander III on the cup and Nicholas II on the saucer, dated 1890 and 1897.
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.