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FS35: Two Day Fine Art Sale

A Large Meissen Porcelain Group of Catherine II of Russia's Favourite Dog

Auction Lot FS35/788

A large Meissen porcelain group of Catherine II of Russia's favourite dog modelled after the original by Johann Joachim Kaendler, wearing a gold collar and lying on a brocade edged rectangular cushion with tassels, blue crossed swords mark and rubbed inscription that should read 'Chien favorit de feu SM l'Imperatrice Catherine de Russie', circa 1850-70, 43cm long, [small losses to tassels].

A Large Meissen Porcelain Group of Catherine II of Russia's Favourite Dog (FS35/788) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 11th July 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A large Meissen porcelain group of Catherine II of Russia's favourite dog modelled after the original by Johann Joachim Kaendler, wearing a gold collar and lying on a brocade edged rectangular cushion with tassels, blue crossed swords mark and rubbed inscription that should read 'Chien favorit de feu SM l'Imperatrice Catherine de Russie', circa 1850-70, 43cm long, [small losses to tassels].

Notes

Catherine the Great favoured Italian Greyhounds and her most treasured companion Zemira (after the heroine in the opera Beauty and the Beast) joined her for daily walks and slept on a silk cushion in her chambers.

Price Realised

£6,400

Department

Ceramics and Glass

Sale Information

FS35: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Wednesday, 12th July 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 as part of the Oriental and European Ceramics and Glassware section of the sale.

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

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