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

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Estimate: £600,000 - £900,000
ca. US$958,447 - US$1,437,671
Price realised:  £993,250
ca. US$1,586,630
Lot number 342, Views: 70

A Pair of Monumental Two-Handled Porcelain Vases
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1850S-1860S, APPARENTLY UNMARKED
A Pair of Monumental Two-Handled Porcelain Vases By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, 1850s-1860s, apparently unmarked Each of amphora form on spreading circular foot, the body of one vase finely painted with The Singer after Jacob Ochtervelt, inscribed 'After the picture by Ochtervelt' (lower left) and signed in Cyrillic 'A: Kirsanov' and dated '1867' (lower right), the reverse painted with a still life including a lyre, plumed hat and drinking vessels, the body of the other vase finely painted with The Messenger after Gerard ter Borch, inscribed in Cyrillic 'Zh ter Borch' (lower left) and signed 'Vas. Midin' and dated '1867' (lower right), the reverse painted with a still life including a sleeping Pekinese, silver pitcher and Delft plate, both within gilt ciselé frames embellished with maroon and olive Pan-Slavic strapwork on grey ground, the waisted flared cylindrical neck with everted rim moulded with burnished gold leaf and scroll border, and flanked by two upswept foliage-capped scrolling handles, the lower section gilt and moulded with rising palmettes and rosettes, on a waisted gilt and Pan-Slavic strapwork painted socle, the matte gold leaf-moulded foot on square ormolu base, apparently no factory mark, parts of each vase further incised and inscribed with Cyrillic initials and numerals 50 in. (127 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