A pair of magnificent porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Nicholas I (1825-1855), dated 1841

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Each of campana form on circular spreading fluted foot and square ormolu socle, with moulded and gilded foliate calyx and reeded handles above wavy acanthus applied to the lower body, the central panel of each painted with a Dutch Old Master picture, one signed 'Stoletov' and dated 1841, the other signed 'P. Shchetinin' and dated 1841, further inscribed 'Du Iar din' (Dujardin), within leaf tip ciselé borders, the reverse of each with a gold diaper pattern of foliate scroll lozenges on white ground, with blue Imperial cipher of Nicholas I

Quantity: 2
height: 67.5cm, 26 1/2 in.