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Auction: Russian Art
was auctioned on: 29 November 2010
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A Pair of Impressive Two-Handled Porcelain Vases

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Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000
ca. US$479,223 - US$798,706
Price realised:  £481,250
ca. US$768,755
Lot number 358, Views: 73

A Pair of Impressive Two-Handled Porcelain Vases
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, DATED 1839
A Pair of Impressive Two-Handled Porcelain Vases By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I, dated 1839 Each of ovoid form on spreading circular foot, the body of one vase finely painted with the The Singer after Jacob Ochtervelt inscribed 'Ochterveld' (lower left) and signed in Cyrillic 'A: Nesterov' and dated 1839 (lower right), the body of the other vase finely painted with The Messenger after Gerard ter Borch inscribed in Cyrillic 'ter Borch' (lower left) and signed 'N: Nesterov' and dated 1839 (lower right), within ciselé shaped foliate frames, centred on a field of gilt scrolling foliage on a glazed cobalt ground, the waisted flared cylindrical neck with everted rim and flanked by two later gilt-bronze handles formed as harpies' busts, the lower section gilt and moulded with rising acanthus, on a waisted gilt and blue banded socle and square ormolu base, marked inside necks with overglaze factory marks, one vase with further gilt inscription 'N. 2. 4. 7:' 37½ in. (95 cm.) high (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Russian Art
Date of the auction: 29 Nov 2010
Address: Christie's
29 November 2010, London, King Street