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A pair of porcelain covered vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
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A pair of porcelain covered vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
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A pair of porcelain covered vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, Period of Alexander II (1855-1881)
adapted from the model by August Spiess, both of baluster form, painted with borscht-coloured grounds, the white part-glazed biscuit handles modelled as caryatid maidens holding flowers and issuing leaf-and-berry festoons suspended from gilt rosettes, the spreading bases moulded with leaves, the gilt rim of bound laurel, domed covers, both with green Imperial cypher of Alexander II
Quantity: 2
height 60cm, 22in.
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Provenance

Christie's London, 29 November 2010, lot 457

Catalogue Note

For a closely related vase after Spiess' original model, dated to the 1870s, with identical caryatids and with additional elaborate decoration to the front, please see M. Korablev and M. Sokolenko, Vazy Imperatorskogo Farvorovogo Zavoda, Moscow, 2014, p. 74.

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