18 April 2008
A Porcelain Vase
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855)
Of elongated baluster form, with trumpet neck and clover-shaped rim, the lobed body gilt-decorated with leafy branches on a blue ground, the lower section with sprigged white coral and flowerheads, on a circular foot, marked under foot with underglaze blue cipher, with indistinct gilt Cyrillic signature
9 3/8 in. (23.9 cm.) high
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