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CUP WITH PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER I

Made by: Vienna Porcelain Factory (Manufacturer)


About this object

The cup is unusual in shape, with a ring foot and a bulge at the top. On the front is a rectangular panel painted with a bust of Alexander I, almost full face. He wears a dark blue uniform with a red collar with gold leaves. He wears the blue ribbon and star of the Order of Saint Andrew and various badges. This panel is edged in gold engraved with leaves and flowers. The rest of the cup is painted in a reddish gold lustre. The handle shaped like a bird's wing is gilded.

Object name:
CUP WITH PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER I
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Vienna, Austria
Date made:
1815
Size:
9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.53.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK beehive mark in blue for Vienna Factory [underneath]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973