17 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN GOLD-GROUND PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER PAINTED WITH TSAR NICHOLAS I
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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