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A Rare and Impressive Porcelain Vase, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I, 1834

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Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Property from a Private East Coast Collection

A Rare and Impressive Porcelain Vase, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I, 1834

A Rare and Impressive Porcelain Vase, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I, 1834

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Lot sold:

201,600

GBP

Property from a Private East Coast Collection


A Rare and Impressive Porcelain Vase, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I, 1834

of amphora form, the central reserve finely painted and signed lower left ‘Dietrich’, also signed lower right, probably by Daladugin, the front decorated with elaborate scrolling foliage with acanthus and palm leaves against deep blue background, with gilt caryatid-shaped handles, the reverse with matching décor against white background, gilt flared neck and foot with moulded palmettes, on square base, marked with blue Imperial cypher for Nicholas I and dated

height 73cm; 28 4/5 in.

Excellent condition overall. Each caryatid figure with one chipped index finger, very minor chips to the high points of the petals of the flowers on the top of the caryatids. Very minor rubbing to the gilding on the base at high points, consistent with age. Inspection under UV light revealed no fluorescent areas or retouching


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For a vase of the same model, please see T.N. Nosovich, I. P. Popova, Imperatorskii farforovy zavod 1744–1904, Orkestr, St Petersburg, 2008, p. 325.