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La Surprise: a porcelain cabinet plate from the Mikhailovsky Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1819-1822

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Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

La Surprise: a porcelain cabinet plate from the Mikhailovsky Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1819-1822

La Surprise: a porcelain cabinet plate from the Mikhailovsky Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1819-1822

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

La Surprise: a porcelain cabinet plate from the Mikhailovsky Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1819-1822


the cavetto realistically painted with a classical scene of a woman bathing and a surprised youth within a gilt band, the border with a continuous band of rosettes and palmettes, the foot gilded, impressed with 8 and painted with inscription 'la surprise' on the reverse

diameter 25cm; 10 in.

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Christie's London, 13 June 2007, lot 153 

The Mikhailovsky Service was produced between 1819 and 1822 for use at the Mikhailovsky Palace, Petersburg residence of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (1798-1849). The dessert plates are particularly outstanding; the very best figurative painters at the manufactory copied a classically-themed compositions by European painters  on the plates. On the Mikhailovsky Service, see Pod tsarskim venzelem, St Petersburg, 2007, pp. 128-129.