A PORCELAIN PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I

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A PORCELAIN PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I
The cylindrical cup painted en grisaille with a portrait of Emperor Alexander I, within a rectangular gilt border with cut corners, flanked by gilt palmettes on a blue ground, rosettes and scrolling foliage, with upswept scroll handle, the interior rim gilt; the saucer similarly decorated, with white ground centring a gilt rosette, marked under bases with blue underglaze factory marks, the saucer with impressed '74' on base (2)