A RARE PRESENTATION PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER

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PROBABLY BY SYROPIATOV PORCELAIN FACTORY, IRKUTSK, CIRCA 1831

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A RARE PRESENTATION PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER
PROBABLY BY SYROPIATOV PORCELAIN FACTORY, IRKUTSK, CIRCA 1831
The cylindrical cup, with gilt ciselé decorations, centring a cartouche painted with the portrait of Count Mikhail Speranskii, inscribed in Russian under base ‘In gratitude / MMS. / Irkutsk. / 25. December 1831.’; the saucer, painted with a view of lake Baikal, within a gilt ciselé border, inscribed in Russian under base ‘Painted and composed. [by] P. Kalmynin, Irkutsk meschanin’, apparently unmarked
The cup 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high