Prince Yusupov porcelain

Creamer of tea service twosome with monogram and coat of arms of Prince NB Yusupov. 1831

Creamer of tea set tet-a-tet with monogram and coat of arms of Prince NB Yusupov. 1831

Prince Yusupov porcelain factory. Owner of Arkhangelskoye estate Prince Nikolai Yusupov Sr. (1750-1831), was a recognized authority in matters of art. For nearly a decade he led Glass and Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg. For 14 years (1818-1831) 70 young artists of Yusupov porcelain factory in Arkhangelskoye created their own style and handwriting in decorating. As a result, porcelain, crafted and decorated in the Arkhangelskoye, was a special group that stands out among the Russian porcelain factories of the first third of the XIX century. Yusupov porcelain enterprise has contributed to the development of Russian porcelain industry. After the death of Prince Yusupov on the order of his son, Boris Yusupov, “a non-profit porcelain factory” was closed. After the closure 12 serf artists received their passports, five men were given the right to work for other plants.

Bowl with two handles and a lid covered green and painted gold. Approx. 1830-1831. Prince Yusupov porcelain

Bowl with two handles and a lid covered green and painted gold. Approx. 1830-1831. The painting on the forms Popov factory

Ornamental decor was an important element of Yusupov porcelain. Masters developed and mastered several species of ornamental compositions, which have become a “business card”. Certainly, much of the decorative motifs were gathered from the arsenal of classic art. This is all sorts of variations of the flower and lotus petals, laurel leaves, palmettes, acanthus leaves, vertical hatching, wide and narrow parallel lines, concentric circles, rosettes and shamrocks. Favorite motif was extended border of stylized leaves and lotus flowers resembling bells.

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Cup monogrammed ‘MN’, children set of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. 1824. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

In the archival documents enterprise of Prince Yusupov in different periods was named differently: “picturesque institution” , “porcelain enterprise” “Porcelain Factory”, “porcelain and earthenware factory”. Regardless of the name the main goal of the company was to create artistically decorated porcelain, the best of which were built thanks to the talent of artists to the level of art.

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Cup with a portrait of Prince NB Yusupov in Spanish costume. Reproduction of painting by Austrian artist Heinrich Fuger. 1831. Arkhangelskoye estate

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Cup with a portrait of T.B. Potemkina. 1831. Mural on ‘linen’ of Safronov plant. State Museum of Ceramics and Kuskovo XVIII century estate

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Cup with polychrome portrait of Prince NB Yusupov and saucer. 1827. State Museum of Ceramics and ‘Kuskovo XVIII century estate’

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Cup with the monogram of Empress Maria Fyodorovna and saucer. 1824. Pavlovsk state museum

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Large cup with polychrome flowers in baskets under the gilded arches and saucer. 1823. State Museum of Ceramics and Kuskovo XVIII century museum-estate

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Objects of tea and coffee set, 1818-1820. The painting ‘a fine bunch’ made on the forms of the French plant Dagoth. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Prince Yusupov porcelain

Plate ‘View of the square at the hospital in the village of Gruzina’ from the series ‘Gruzina village views’. 1827. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Plate with a miniature 'Apollo and the Sibyl Kum'. 1818-1820. 'Arkhangelskoye' state museum

Plate with a miniature ‘Apollo and the Sibyl Kum’. 1818-1820. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Plate with a miniature 'Apollo chasing Daphne'. 1818-1820. 'Arkhangelskoye' state museum

Plate with a miniature ‘Apollo chasing Daphne’. 1818-1820. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Plate with a thumbnail picture on David Teniers the Younger 'Smoker'. 1819-1821. 'Arkhangelskoye' state museum

Plate with a thumbnail picture on David Teniers the Younger ‘Smoker’. 1819-1821. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Plate with a thumbnail picture

Plate with a thumbnail picture on Willem Cornelisz Duyster ‘Playing Cards’. 1819-1821. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Tea set for six persons with a frieze of garden flowers. 1831. Painting on forms of Popov factory. Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Tea set for six persons with a frieze of garden flowers. 1831. Painting on forms of Popov factory. Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Tea Set for two 'Arakcheyev'. 1823. Objects decorated with views of the village Gruzina. 'Arkhangelskoye' state museum - estate

Tea Set for two ‘Arakcheyev’. 1823. Objects decorated with views of the village Gruzina. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum – estate

Tray from the set. 'Pavlovsk' State Museum

Tray from the set. ‘Pavlovsk’ State Museum

Painting on a tray

View of Arkhangelskoye from south. Painting on a tray from the set tet-a-tet with monogram ‘PNY’ and coat of arms of Prince NB Yusupov. 1831

Plate Four ages of man

Plate ‘Four ages of man’ with an engraving on the eponymous painting of Valentin de Boulogne. From the series ‘Pictures of the Duke of Orleans’. 1829. ‘Arkhangelskoye’ state museum

Set tet-a-tet with views of the park 'Alexandria' in Peterhof. 1831. Painting on forms of Popov factory. State Museum of Ceramics and Kuskovo Museum-estate of XVIII century

Set tet-a-tet with views of the park ‘Alexandria’ in Peterhof. 1831. Painting on forms of Popov factory. State Museum of Ceramics and Kuskovo Museum-estate of XVIII century

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