• 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 279

    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH PORTRAIT OF GENERAL FIELD-MARSHALL PRINCE M. I. KUTUZOV

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1815

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    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH PORTRAIT OF GENERAL FIELD-MARSHALL PRINCE M. I. KUTUZOV
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, circa 1815
    The cylindrical cup on three lion's paw feet, with a profile portrait of Kutuzov facing right, after an engraving by S. Cardelli, and inscribed around the border in Russian 'General-Fieldmarshall Prince Kutuzov-Smolenskii.', flanked by ciselé trophies of arms on a green ground panel, with gilt borders, feet, interior and griffin handle with white beading, the Imperial arms above laurel branches, painted en grisaille in centre of the saucer, with three ciselé military trophies on the green ground border, gilt rims, incised Cyrillic 'P.S' under base of cup and incised mark under saucer
    the cup 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high


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    For a similar cup with a portrait of Kutuzov see:
    G. Agarkhova, N. Petrova, 250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain Manufacture St Petersburg 1744-1994, Disentis, 1994, illustrated p. 38.

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    Literature

    A. L. Kusakin et al., Exhibition catalogue, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition from private domestic and foreign Collections, Moscow, 2008, no. 327 (4), pp. 202 and 203, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Moscow, State Historical Museum, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition
    from private domestic and foreign Collections
    , December 2008-March
    2009, no. 327 (4).