A ROYAL COPENHAGEN RECTANGULAR TRAY, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
painted in subtle shades of blue and grey with two swans in flight above rolling waves, underglaze blue wave with cancellation and green printed marks
21cm., 8⅜in. wide
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No obvious damages. The dish has several firing blemished to the surface which may account for the cancellation strike to the factory mark. The firing faults are visible as slightly polished down sections to the surface, some imprefections caught in the glaze and a small dot to the rim.
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Empress Maria Féodorovna of Russia (1847-1928), to her daughter the Grand Duchess Xénia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875-1960), bequeathed thereafter to her daughter, Princess Irina Youssoupoff (1895-1970), thence by descent until sold Coutau-Bégarie & Associés, Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 31st March 2017, lot 69