• 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 278

    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH THE PORTRAITS OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER I (1777-1825) AND EMPRESS ELIZABETH ALEKSEEVNA (1779-1826)

    PARIS, CIRCA 1801

    Price Realised  

    A PORCELAIN CUP AND SAUCER WITH THE PORTRAITS OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER I (1777-1825) AND EMPRESS ELIZABETH ALEKSEEVNA (1779-1826)
    Paris, circa 1801
    The cylindrical cup on three lion's paw feet painted with the oval double portrait of Alexander and Elizabeth, after Roch Jean-Baptiste Donas, flanked by ciselé musical trophies, on white ground, with gilt rims, feet, handle with figure head, interior sides and rosette in the base, the saucer painted with three brown ground medallions of a ewer, tazza and lyre with gilt ciselé trophies of Honour, Love and Faith between, within gilt borders, apparently unmarked
    the cup 3 in. (7.3 cm.) high


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    For further references regarding the Imperial double portrait see: D. A. Rovinskii, Dictionary of Russian engraved Portraits, volume I, St Petersburg, 1886, column 120, no. 491.

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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. 330 (7), illustrated p. 205.


    Exhibited

    Moscow, State Historical Museum, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition
    from private domestic and foreign Collections
    , December 2008 - March 2009, no. 330 (7).