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Auction: Russian Art
was auctioned on: 28 November 2011
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A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE TWO-HANDLED PORCELAIN VASES

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Estimate: £500,000 - £700,000
ca. US$790,522 - US$1,106,731
Price realised:  £1,049,250
ca. US$1,658,911
Lot number 381, Views: 78

A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE TWO-HANDLED PORCELAIN VASES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1833
A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE TWO-HANDLED PORCELAIN VASES BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1833 Each of campana form, the body of one finely painted with pastoral figures along a path in an Italian landscape, signed in Cyrillic 'P:Shchetinin' (lower left), the body of the other vase painted with herdsmen and cattle in a mountainous Italian landscape, both scenes painted in the manner of Jacob Philipp Hackert (German, 1737-1807), within gilt ciselé frames, the sides with gilt ciselé foliate scrolls, on a ground imitating lapis lazuli, with gilt and moulded berried laurel band, the everted rim moulded with burnished gold leaf and pellet border, and flanked by partly foliate swirling reeded handles terminating in female masks, the gadrooned lower section gilt and moulded with rising palmettes, on a waisted fluted socle and square ormolu plinth, each marked inside the rim with blue overglaze factory mark and dated '1833' Each 28¼ in. (73 cm.) high, including plinth (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Russian Art
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 2011
Address: Christie's
28 November 2011, London, King Street