Lot 294: A RUSSIAN GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY JARDINIÈRE, GAMBS WORKSHOP AND IMPERIAL PORCELAIN WORKSHOP, ST. PETERSBURG CIRCA 1846 |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with silk-embroidered panels; with label 'ON Villa' on the underside
This charming piece is in reasonable original condition. The inner lining is worn and torn, the bronzes are tarnished and would greatly benefit from cleaning. One gilt-bronze foot, broken, is missing; one scroll on the base is partially lose but secure. A few sparse cracks to the veneer.
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Provenance: Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822–1892), later Queen Olga of Württemberg, a gift from her father Tsar Nicolas I (1796-1855) on occasion of her marriage to Crown Prince Karl Friedrich Alexander of Württemberg (1823-1891) in 1846.
Dimensions: 35cm. high, 39cm. diameter; 1ft. 1¾in., 1ft. 3¼in.