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The Porcelain Sale

Thu, Jul 30, 2020 11:00AM EDT
Lot 444

English Transfer Printed and Enriched Pearlware Pitcher Depicting the Burning of Moscow by the French in 1812

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

The front of the jug is inscribed 'Hourrah Your Serene Highness ! !' above a scene titled 'Conflagration of Moscow, seen from the Kremlin on the 14th September 1812'; one side inscribed 'Specimen of Russian Chopping Blocks' above a Russian attacking a French soldier with an axe, below inscribed 'So you'r the last ! says this brave honest man, Now Nap return to Russia if you can'; the other side a Russian peasant carrying diminutive French soldiers hanging from his musket above the inscription 'A Russian boor returning from his field sports'; also with Cyrillic inscriptions.

11 in. high.

Note: A similar example is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Wear and losses to the overpainting and some staining and fading. A few areas of loss. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.