• 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 314

    A PORCELAIN PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER

    BY THE YUSUPOV MANUFACTORY, ARCHANGELSK, 1826

    Price Realised  

    A PORCELAIN PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
    by the Yusupov Manufactory, Archangelsk, 1826
    The cylindrical cup painted en grisaille with a portrait of General A. P. Melissino, in a rectangular reserve with cut corners, the white ground with gilt borders and stylized decoration of rosettes and laurel highlighted in red, the saucer similarly decorated, gilt handle and rims, marked under bases with gilt 'Archangelski 1826' and various incised marks
    2.5 in. (6.4 cm.) high (2)


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    Alexei Petrovich Melissino (1759-1813) was a Russian general who took action at the taking of Ismael of 1789. In 1812, he was a commander of the cavalry brigade in the army of Tormasoff. He died a year later in Dresden.

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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. 328(5), illustrated p. 204.


    Exhibited

    Moscow, State Historical Museum, War and Peace 1812, an Exhibition
    from private domestic and foreign Collections
    , December 2008 - March 2009, no. 328(5), p. 204.