A Russian Imperial Porcelain Vase, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-1855)

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The campana shaped vase on a fluted circular foot supported on a square gilt metal base, the body with a finely painted scene of young boy and girl with a jug framed by a window and inscribed in Cyrillic after a Painting by van der Poel, signed in Cyrillic Morozov and dated 1867, the reverse with an image of nereid with coral jewelry and sea fronds in her hair blowing a conch within a circular cartouche framed by gilt bands, the body further decorated with brightly painted ivy and foliage on a pale taupe background, the gilt reed handles rising from acanthus leaves, the bulbous base similarly cast with gilded acanthus foliage, with finely cast and chased gilt bronze fittings
with blue Imperial cypher for Nicholas I on the interior of the foot
Height 21 1/2 in.
54.6 cm