Alexander I: A Porcelain Cabinet Cup and Saucer with Sulphide Glass Bottom, 1820s

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The cup with raised lion mask handle, the body gilded except for a reserve panel painted with a scene of Cossack fighters in a winter landscape, the base of the cup glass with an embedded biscuit profile portrait of Emperor Alexander I, the saucer with the gilded initials MM
the sulphide inscribed on the reverse "Desprez, Rue des Récolets No. 2 à Paris"