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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, TOGETHER WITH LOTS 15, 44, 70, 71 AND 73

A pair of Russian porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg
period of Alexander I or Nicholas I, circa 1825
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, TOGETHER WITH LOTS 15, 44, 70, 71 AND 73

A pair of Russian porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg
period of Alexander I or Nicholas I, circa 1825
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A pair of Russian porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg
period of Alexander I or Nicholas I, circa 1825

each of amphora form with spreading circular foot on square socle, cylindrical neck and flared rim, the handles moulded as sitting Cupids holding bows, those surfaces gilt and ciselé, the body painted with a polychrome and gilt basket of fruit above acanthus scrolls on a blue ground


38cm. high; 15 in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the present owner from A La Vieille Russie, New York, 1997

 

Catalogue Note

A pair of vases of identical form and scale, notably with the same cupid handles, is in the collection of the Hermitage, St Petersburg, illustrated, T. Kudriavtseva, Russian Imperial Porcelain, St Petersburg, 2003, pp. 118-9.  Believed to date form the late 1820s, the Hermitage vases are painted with genre scenes.  It was in 1827 that the director of the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, Komarov, wrote "It can surely be said that the [sculptural elements of Imperial porcelain] surpass all those made in this kind elsewhere.  At least nothing has been brought so far to Russia that could rival our art."

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