• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN GOLD-GROUND PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER PAINTED WITH TSAR NICHOLAS I

    CIRCA 1826

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    A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN GOLD-GROUND PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER PAINTED WITH TSAR NICHOLAS I
    CIRCA 1826
    The cup of flared form on a circular foot and with a high scroll handle etched with stylised leaves within a rectangular panel, the portrait of the Tsar turned to his right in ceremonial dress with gilt epaulettes, a blue sash and badges of various orders, the saucer with a gilt stylised foliage medallion within a gilt ground border etched with stylised leaves linked by scrolls (slight flakes to well of saucer and minute flake to footrim of cup)


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    Tsar Nicholas I reigned as Emperor over Russia from 1825 until his death in 1855.

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