2 December 2015
A Soviet Porcelain Cup and Saucer "Mermaids"
ALEXANDRA SCHEKOTIKHINA-POTOTSKAYA, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1922
Diameter of the saucer 14.5 cm, height of the cup 6.5 cm.
Related literature: For a similar work, see T.N. Nosovich, I.P. Popova, Gosudarstvenny farforovy zavod. 1904–1944, St Petersburg, Orchestr, p. 290.
The cup painted with four mermaids depicted above the water surface, surrounded by reeds and a fishing net, the interior of the bowl painted with a goldfish, saucer similarly decorated with stylised flowers, with green Imperial cyphers for Alexander III and Nicholas II, blue overglaze manufactory marks dated 1922, cup further inscribed in Cyrillic “po ris. Schekotikhinoi”.
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.