Porcelain Cup with a portrait of T. B. Potemkina Prince N. B. Yusupov’s Porcelain studio in Arkhangelsk, 1831

Lot 180
15 00017 000
Blank of the factory of A. Popov blue underglaze mark in Cyrillic ‘АП’ marked with gold: ‘Archangelski 1831’ height – 12,5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Normandy Tatiana Borisovna Potemkina (1797-1869), nee Princess Golitsyn, grand-niece of Prince N. B. Yusupov. Wife of A.M. Potemkin. She was known as a generous benefactor, the first chairman of the Ladies ‘ Prison Committee. A miniature portrait of T. Potemkina kept in the collection of the Princes Kurakin was used as a sample for the painting on porcelain Alike ‘Yusupovs’ cup, also dated 1831, with a similar portrait, different in cup shape and ornament is being stored in the State museum ‘Kuskovo’