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Paul et Virginie: Two porcelain cups and saucers, Novii Brothers Manufactory, Moscow, circa 1825
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Paul et Virginie: Two porcelain cups and saucers, Novii Brothers Manufactory, Moscow, circa 1825
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Paul et Virginie: Two porcelain cups and saucers, Novii Brothers Manufactory, Moscow, circa 1825
each painted after scenes from Bernardin's novel, the first with 'Les Adieux de Paul et Virginie', after Moreau's illustration, the second with 'Naufrage de Virginie' after Prud'hon's painting, within gilt grounds ciselé with trophies of the Arts, both with blue underglaze factory mark
Quantity: 2
height of cups 9.7cm, 3 7/8 in.; diameter of saucers 13.8cm, 5 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the current owner from A La Vieille Russie, New York

Catalogue Note

Jean-Michel Moreau's illustration was engraved by Jean-François Prot and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's painting by Barthélémy Roger for the 1806 edition of Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's hugely popular novel, first published in 1788, about two lovers on the island of Mauritius.

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