• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 472

    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH A PORTRAIT OF ATAMAN COUNT M. I. PLATOV

    BY THE POPOV FACTORY, CIRCA 1815

    Price Realised  

    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH A PORTRAIT OF ATAMAN COUNT M. I. PLATOV
    by the Popov Factory, circa 1815
    The cylindrical cup painted with an oval grisaille within a ciselé wreathed border inscribed in Russian Count Platov, on white ground and flanked by gilt trophies of arms, with gilt rims, scroll handle and interior sides, the saucer on a circular raised foot and with a central containing ridge above, three further tropies of war, victory and music painted in ochre in the border with gilt details and banding, the cup with incised mark and '17', the saucer with gilt monogram 'AP' and '61'
    the cup 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) high


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    The portrait of Count Platov on the cup is based on an engraving by E. I. V. Cardelli after a painting by J. Rombauer, see: A. V. Morozov, Catalogue of Collection of Russian enraved and lithograph Portraits, vol. 3, Moscow, 1913, column 948, no. 28, pl. CCCXLVI.

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    Exhibited

    Moscow, State Historical Museum, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition from private domestic and foreign Collections, December 2008 - March 2009, no. 326 (3).