Lot 448: AN ASSEMBLED SET OF TWENTY-ONE RUSSIAN PORCELAIN CABINET PLATES
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I (1825-1855) |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: each painted in the center with a fruit arrangement beneath a border decorated with floral cartouches, comprising: thirteen pink-bordered plates, seven green-bordered examples, and a yellow-bordered example, imperial cyphers of Nicholas I. Together with two blue-bordered similar examples, Popov Manufactory, Gorbunovo, 19th century. 23 pieces.
There are occasional wear to the gilding and scratching to the enamels along the cavetto, otherwise in good condition, except: Two green-ground plates, each with a star crack to the center. Another with a riveted haircrack running from the rim edge all the way to the other end of the footrim. Another green-ground plate with an approximate 2-inch haircrack running down the rim edge. A pink-ground plate with an approximate 1-inch footrim chip.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Dimensions: diameter 9 in.