A large Russian porcelain vase, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory,

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A large Russian porcelain vase, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Nicholas I (1825-55) of campana shape, the front painted with a table overflowing with fruit, grapes, peaches and plums and with a hovering butterfly, signed F. Krasovski and dated 17th September, 1844, the back painted cobalt blue and gilded with armorials between ribbon-tied branches, the reed handles rising from acanthus leaves, with domed base and square ormolu foot, blue cypher mark height 20in. (50.8cm.) For a porcelain plaque of a bunch of flowers preserved at the State Museum of Ceramics at Kuskovo, signed by this artist, Feodor Ivanovich Krasovski, see Russian Porcelain, Moscow, 1995, No. 105. For a porcelain tabletop also signed by this artist, see, Galina Agarkova and Nataliya Petrova, 250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain Manufacture St. Petersburg 1744-1994, St. Petersburg, 1994, p. 83.