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Estimate: £150,000 - £170,000
ca. US$242,781 - US$275,151
Price realised:  £157,250
ca. US$254,515
Lot number 113, Views: 57

A very rare Imperial presentation porcelain covered cup and saucer with the monogram of Empress Maria Feodorovna
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF PAUL I, 1796-1801
A very rare Imperial presentation porcelain covered cup and saucer with the monogram of Empress Maria Feodorovna by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Paul I, 1796-1801 Of pear-shaped form, of the Hébert type, on circular gilt foot, the body consisting of a white medallion containing the gilt initial 'M' surmounted by the Imperial crown, framed on a painted background of flowers and gilt, the handle simulating two twisted branches, the domed cover similarly painted, with a pink rosebud finial and similarly decorated circular saucer, marked under bases with dark blue overglaze 'P' beneath a crown, painted over with gold and ciselé, incised '13; I' on the cup and '51; 8' on the saucer Cup 4 in. (10 cm.) high, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter, saucer 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diameter

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art
Date of the auction: 12 Oct 2009 - 13 Oct 2009
Address: Christie's
12-13 October 2009, London, King Street