Two Soviet porcelain cups, State Porcelain Factory, Petrograd, 1922 and 1923
one with a black basket of fruit and flowers on white ground, gilt rim and handle, with green Imperial cypher of
Alexander III dated 92, black factory mark dated 1922, N 80/22; the other part of the 'Three Roses' tete-a-tete
service by Sergey Chekhonin, with green Imperial cypher of Nicholas II dated 1912, blue factory mark dated 1923
height of largest 6cm, 2⅜in.
Both in excellent condition.
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The collection of Nicholas Lynn
Private Collection, United Kingdom