Two Porcelain Cups and Saucers from the Farm Palace Banquet and Peterhof Palace Banquet services

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BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER III, VARIOUSLY DATED

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Two Porcelain Cups and Saucers from the Farm Palace Banquet and Peterhof Palace Banquet services
By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, variously dated
The first with cup with everted scalloped rim and domed foot, the body decorated with gilt scrolling foliage on a pale blue and white ground, centering the crowned monogram of Grand Duke Alexander, the saucer with conforming decoration; the second decorated throughout with blue oyster-form panels with moulded gilt edges enclosing floral sprays, marked under bases with underglaze green factory marks
The first with saucer 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diameter (4)