A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796)

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A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE THE GREAT (1762-1796) The cylindrical cup centring an oval reserve with a crowned Cyrillic monogran NR, the cobalt blue ground decorated with gilt laurel swags entwined with foliage, the upper rim with a gilt geometric design, with an angular handle, the saucer similarly decorated, both marked under base with blue underglaze factory mark, and incised with numerals The cup, 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high