A porcelain wine cooler, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Catherine II (1762-1796), circa 1775

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A porcelain wine cooler, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Catherine II (1762-1796), circa 1775 of cylindrical form, the cream body centring a bouquet of varicoloured wildflowers, with handles shaped as neo-classical female masks, with blue Imperial cypher of Catherine II on the underside height 23.5cm, 9 1/5in. Provenance Christies London, Galerie Popoff An Enduring Passion for Russian Art, 12 October 2009, lot 95.