Lot 447: AN ASSEMBLED RUSSIAN PORCELAIN PART DINNER SERVICE FROM THE GRAND DUKE MICHAEL PAVLOVICH SERVICE
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I (1825-1855) |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: painted in the center with flower arrangements, the colorfully variegated borders reserved with scroll-molded cartouches of animals or fruit, comprising: seven large oval chargers in two sizes, two circular chargers, twenty-five dinner plates and twenty-two soup plates, blue-black or blue Imperial cypher of Nicholas I. 67 pieces.
All with occasional very minor rubbing to gilding and enamels, otherwise in good condition, except: Dinner plates: one with an approximate 1/4-inch rim chip. Another with a pinhead chip to the underside of the rim. One circular charger: with an approximate 1-inch footrim chip.
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