A RUSSIAN PORCELAIN WINE COOLER from the Gothic service
Imperial Porcelain Factory, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855)
Round, slightly tapering body with gilt scroll handles on gilt foot, decorated with red, green and gilt geometric patterns on blue ground
Marked under base with blue underglaze mark
Height 8 in. (20,3 cm)
Some rubbing and wear to gilding. Good overall condition.
A pair of identical wine coolers was sold on April 24, 2006 at Christies New York for $28,800.
The Gothic Service was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I in 1832.
It was created for the Winter Palace and comprised a dinner and tea service of 150 place settings, totaling 1,832 pieces.
Item Nr. 5574 (Russian wine cooler, Imperial Porcelain Factory)