26 November 2014
AFTER A MODEL BY AUGUST SPIESS, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855–1881), 1860s–1870s
Height 35.5 cm.
Literature: E. Khmelniskaya, Avgust Spiess i Imperatorskiy farforovyi zavod. Zhizn', posvyaschennaya farforu, Moscow, Lyubimaya Kniga, 2012, p. 53, illustrated.
Of squashed bulbous form with bracket handles, the front and back with circular reserves, the elaborate ovoid body raised on a twisted baluster stem supported on a shaped square base, the front and back with circular medallions and applied with ribbon-tied laurel garlands, the pierced domed lid with cone finial, with green Imperial cipher for Alexander II.
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.