12 - 13 October 2009
A porcelain covered kvas jug with roses and cornflowers
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander I
Cylindrical, the body painted with a design of symmetrically positioned roses and corn-flower sprays, the upper edge with a thick puce border and gilt rims, the handles simulating twisted branches, the circular cover with rose bud finial, with gilt detail, marked under base with dark blue overglaze 'A' beneath a crown
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
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Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 103.
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