12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain cup and saucer with a portrait of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich
by the Royal Berlin Porcelain Factory, 1780s
Cylindrical, the gilt body decorated with a cobalt-blue pattern simulating snake skin, one side painted en grisaille with a bust portrait of Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich I, facing left, inscribed 'PAUL.PETROVITZ. GR.DUC.DE.RUSS.', within a reserve with gilt ciselé border, the circular saucer with similarly decorated border and the centre painted en grisaille with a military trophy, marked under base with blue underglaze sceptres
Cup 2½ in. (6.1 cm.) high
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