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Two rare Russian porcelain figures depicting an Ottoman Janissary and a Grand Admiral (kaptan-i derya), Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, probably period of Catherine II (1764-96)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Two rare Russian porcelain figures depicting an Ottoman Janissary and a Grand Admiral (kaptan-i derya), Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, probably period of Catherine II (1764-96)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Two rare Russian porcelain figures depicting an Ottoman Janissary and a Grand Admiral (kaptan-i derya), Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, probably period of Catherine II (1764-96)
each modelled in the form of a standing figure in tall hats, one holding a rifle in green cloak, pink coat and yellow baggy trousers, the other in yellow cloak, pink coat and green baggy trousers on square bases, with blue cipher of Catherine II
Quantity: 2
15.7cm; 15.6cm.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, The West Wycombe Park Sale, Buckinghamshire, 24 June 1998, lot 242.  

Catalogue Note

During the reign of Catherine II the Great (1762-96) Russia achieved great success in the production of fine porcelain. These two figures belong to a group called ‘Catherine’s Porcelain’ produced between 1762 and 1801. The Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, established in 1744 and later renamed the ‘Imperial Porcelain Manufactory’ in 1765, was at the forefront of such high quality, hand-painted porcelain in Saint Petersburg. The Imperial Court’s constant demand for porcelain challenged the factory to maintain the highest quality production, which continued under the reign of Paul I (1796-1801).

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