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A magnificent pair of Imperial porcelain palace vases

  • GBR
  • 2009-06-10
About the object
A magnificent pair of Imperial porcelain palace vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), dated 1848, Each of bandeau form, on square ormolu base, with flared foot and neck, the bodies decorated with moulded acanthus and palm leaves flanked by double handles formed of scrolling leaves and pine cones, the central panels with Old Master paintings, depicting The Stable Interiors after Philips Wouwerman, one signed Stoletov and dated 1848, the other inscribed, signed M. Kornilov and dated 1848, the backs elaborately incised in two-colour gold with scrolling foliage
Height: 149cm, 4ft/ 10in.

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