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A pair of Jacob Petit-style gilt snowball or gueldre-rose-encrusted vases and covers

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A pair of Jacob Petit-style gilt snowball or gueldre-rose-encrusted vases and covers

CIRCA 1855, INVENTORY MARK IN LARGE OVERGLAZE RED SCRIPT OF CROWNED CZAR ALEXANDER II CYPHER AND 75

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A pair of Jacob Petit-style gilt snowball or gueldre-rose-encrusted vases and covers CIRCA 1855, INVENTORY MARK IN LARGE OVERGLAZE RED SCRIPT OF CROWNED CZAR ALEXANDER II CYPHER AND 75 Inspired by Meissen Schneeballenvasen models, in the Rococo Revival style, the cylindrical body elaborately encrusted with various flowers, blossoms and birds, the domed covers en suite with flower-encrusted spire finial 50 cm. high (4)
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Christie's generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction. From time to time, lots are offered which Christie's International Plc or one of its subsidiary companies owns in whole or in part. Each such lot is offered subject to a reserve. This is such a lot.
Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

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Alexander II, the eldest son of Czar Nicholas I, was born in Moscow on the 17th of april 1818, and was enthroned on the 19th of february 1855, after the death of his father. He was crowned in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on the 26th of august 1856.

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