Prince Nikolai Yusupov (1750-1831), director of the Imperial Porcelain Factory during the reign of Paul I, founded the Yusupov Porcelain Factory in 1814 on his estate in Arkhangelskoye outside of Moscow. The factory was more accurately a studio where porcelain blanks from French factories and the Popov factory were painted. The porcelain was never sold, but rather presented to the Imperial family and to the Yusupovs' circle of friends. The plates were painted with roses copied from the three-volume Les Roses published between 1817 and 1824 by the artist and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté, who based his studies on the flowers of the best gardens in Paris. The series of rose plates was later rediscovered by Prince Felix Yusupov when he modernised the estate of Arkhangelskoye in 1912.
Wears to gilding on the rim and some scratching on the gilding in the center. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."