A RARE AND IMPORTANT PORCELAIN TUREEN, COVER AND STAND FROM THE DOWRY SERVICE OF GRAND DUCHESS CATHERINE PAVLOVNA

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIODS OF PAUL I AND ALEXANDER I, CIRCA 1816

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT PORCELAIN TUREEN, COVER AND STAND FROM THE DOWRY SERVICE OF GRAND DUCHESS CATHERINE PAVLOVNA
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIODS OF PAUL I AND ALEXANDER I, CIRCA 1816
Compressed circular, on raised foot and with acanthus capped upswept handles, each side with a cartouche painted with a view within ciselé gilt interlacing bands of stylised foliage, the gilt borders each painted at intervals with four pale yellow cartouches centring architectural views painted en grisaille on rust ground, the upper border with polychrome floral garlands, the lower border with gilt berried laurel, the domed cover with conforming decoration and gilt plant-form finial, the base inscribed 'Place du Grand hopital', further inscribed 'Couvent Royal de St. François', on a two-tiered stand with conforming decoration and four gilt lion's paw feet, above an oval base, apparently unmarked, the tureen with impressed numerals '2 III' and '9' under base, the stand with impressed numeral '1'
15¾ in. (40 cm.) high, including stand (3)