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Cup and saucer

Factory:
Yusupoff Factory (Russian, 1814–1831)
Date:
1826
Culture:
Russian, Arkhangelskoye
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Cup (.278): 3 7/8 × 4 in. (9.8 × 10.2 cm); Saucer (.279): 1 1/8 × 6 1/4 in. (2.9 × 15.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.278, .279
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
The portrait is of Czar Nicholas I (1796–1855). The inscription indicates that the cup and saucer were presented to the French ambassador to Saint Petersburg, Auguste-Frédéric Viess de Marmont, duc de Raguse, on the occasion of the czar's coronation.
Inscription: On cup: (on gold band above medallion) [1] 22 Aout 1826; (below medallion) [2] Nicholas I; On saucer, in center: [3] offert / à son Excellence / Monseigneur / Le Duc de Raguse / Maréchal / de France / Archangelski, 1826
Auguste-Frédéric-Louis Viesse de Marmont, Duke de Raguse (in 1826) ; A La Vieille Russie , Paris (in 1935) ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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