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A pair of magnificent porcelain vases

  • GBR
  • 2006-05-31
About the object
A pair of magnificent porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), dated 1835, Campana shaped and supported on marble stepped plinths with original brass presentation plaques: Presented by the Emperor of Russia to the Earl of Durham. April 1836, the bodies finely painted with figures in historical costume, both signed Golov in Cyrillic, one dated 1835, the reverse of each decorated with lavish gilt acanthus scrolls on green ground, the lower bulbous bodies flanked by four scroll handles, the flared feet with similar gilt ornament on green ground surmounted by curved gilt lip with further burnished foliate border, the bodies strengthened by finely chased ormolu bands, each marked with blue Imperial cyphers for Nicholas I, dated in gilt 1835, one with gilt no: N 1.2.4.B, the other: N 1.2.4.G
Quantity: 2
Height of vases: 101cm., 39¾in; diameter of vases: 81cm., 32 in; height of columns: 116cm., 45¾in

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