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A rare pair of porcelain ewers, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
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A rare pair of porcelain ewers, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
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A rare pair of porcelain ewers, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
of baluster form, the spouts formed as bearded masks, the gilt surface burnished with scrolling foliate motifs and painted with Imperial eagles, the stem and handles with painted 'jewels', with impressed mark T.K (Cyrillic) and green Imperial cipher of Alexander II and dated *9 
Quantity: 2
height: 37cm, 14 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

The scale and decoration of the ewers suggest they were made as a presention or commemorative piece.  The incised maker's mark 'T.K' can be associated with Timofei Kozlov, sculptor and modeller at the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory during the second half of the 19th century.  A pair of similar form can be found in the collection of the Russian State Museum in St Petersburg.

The specific coat of arms depicted was approved in 1882 and therefore, these were possibly added after the initial manufacture of the ewers, as the mark 'A.II.9' suggests they were made in 1879. 

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