A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea ServiceImperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830 (9)

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Lot 175
A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea Service
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830

Sold for £ 53,812 (US$ 70,784) inc. premium
A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea Service
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830
Comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and cover, cream jug, two cups and saucers and a circular tray; decorated throughout with gilt ciselé foliate ornament on pink grounds, the leaf-clad scrolling handles enclosing floral medallions, the cup handles also with female masks, the finials terminating in pierced stars, the cream jug with cipher for Nicholas I and gilt number, the tray with incised '4' underside, remaining bases with incised marks, the tray apparently unmarked but affixed with Anichkov Palace label
diameter of tray: 37.4cm (14 3/4in). (9)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Collection of Eugene Mollo
    Thence by direct descent

    For a cup with a related handle, see N.B. von Wolf (ed. T.N. Nosovich), Imperatorskii farforovyi zavod, 1744-1904, St. Petersburg, 2003, colour plate preceding p. 211. Comparable tête-à-têtes by the Imperial Porcelain Factory were sold Sotheby's, London, 1 December 2009, lot 653, and Christie's, London, 29 November 2010, lot 357.
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A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea ServiceImperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830 (9)
A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea ServiceImperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830 (9)
A Porcelain Tête-à-Tête Tea ServiceImperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, c. 1830 (9)
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