Lot 399
  • 399

A rare porcelain chocolate cup from The Orloff Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II, 1762-1765

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • porcelain, gilding
  • height 10.4cm, 4 1/8 in.
the side of the cup with a central rounded with initials GGO (Cyrillic) within a gilt and silvered band of flags, cannons and figures in a landscape with windmill, the borders of blue dots and gold swags, scroll handle, the lid finial modelled as two embracing putti, the cup with impressed Imperial eagle and circle and arrow, the lid with impressed circle and arrow

Condition

The enamel ground of the lid appears black, suggesting either over-firing or restoration or that the lid is associated.UV light does not indicate any restoration. There is a joint visible on the arm of one putto from firing. There is wear to the silvered surfaces, as always expected with this service.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."