Russian Antique Porcelain Award Beaker for Cossacks
made by the Kuznetsov factory in Moscow, circa 1912. The front is decorated with a transfer printed portrait of Czarevich Alexei (Commander in Chief of all Cossack armies), the reverse – with double headed Imperial eagle. The blue & red ornaments are simulating peasant embroidery of Cossacks’ shirts.
It is a rare beaker. An identical beaker was sold from this site in 2005
Height 4 in. (10,2 cm)
Czarevich Alexei (the son of Nicholas II) is wearing a Navy uniform. His sailor’s cap is inscribed with the name of the Imperial yacht The Standard.
Inscription around the portrait reads: H.I.H.C.H. and G.D. (His Imperial Highness Czarevich Heir and Grand Duke) Alexei Nikolaevich * Commander (Ataman) of All Cossack Armies.
The black inscription along the lower rim reads:
The 1st Caucasian Cossack Division
For valiant and intrepid slashing
Condition: gilding on the rims is completely worn out, a few minor scratches.