A Porcelain Cup and Saucer from the Raphael Service

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Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas II, dated 1899 and 1900circular, the cream body decorated with three octagonal cartouches painted en grisaille with mythical figures against red or green ground, surrounded by classical friezes, marked under base with gilt crowned monogram of Nicholas, dated 1899, over green factory Alexander III stamp, the saucer en-suite, dated 1900 diameter of saucer: 16.5cm (6 1/2in).