A Group of Silver-Gilt Plates and Serving Pieces from the Orloff Service, Carl Tegelsten, Nicholls & Plincke and Ivan Morozov, St Petersburg, 1850
comprising three oval and four circular dishes, two sauceboats on stands with ladles; the dishes with shaped rims chased with laurel leaves and berries, the borders engraved with bands of wave scrolls and stamped with Imperial eagles, the sauceboats on conforming stands with rims moulded with grapevines, handles clad with grape leaves, and Imperial eagles on either side, the ladles with scrolling foliate decoration, the handles with oval cartouches engraved with Imperial eagles, marked on reverses, under bases or under stems with initials CT and AT
diameter of circular dishes 34.5cm, 13 1/2 in.; width of oval dishes 65cm, 25 1/2 in.
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929) and thence by descent (as per family tradition)
Christie's London, 8 June 2010, lot 199