2 December 2015
A Russian Biscuit Porcelain Composition of Children Playing
MODEL BY AVGUST SPIESS, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855-1881), 1863
Height 58 cm.
Related literature: Khmelnitskaya E., Avgust Spiess i Imperatorskiy farforoviy zavod, Lyubimaya Kniga, 2012, Moscow, p. 254.
Realistically modelled, the two children in stylised white tunics, the older child holding an apple away from the other, both barefoot, the blue stand with white neo-classical garlands and ribbons, centering a seashell with scrolled feet, signed and dated.
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.