An Imperial porcelain covered cup and saucer Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Elizabeth I, circa 1760, overglazed black Imperial Eagle

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Painted with the arms and crest of Count P. A. Rumiantsev-Zadunaisky, the handle formed of two entwined gilt branches, the partly domed cover with gilt foliate border painted with pale-green, the gilt loop finial rising from a painted laurel branch, the shaped circular saucer with central gold cypher within a trophy of arms surmounted by a count's coronet, the rim with similar gold and oakleaf motif (3).