AN IMPORTANT SILVER-MOUNTED PORCELAIN IMPERIAL PRESENTATION VASE

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BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, THE SILVER MOUNTS MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908

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AN IMPORTANT SILVER-MOUNTED PORCELAIN IMPERIAL PRESENTATION VASE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, THE SILVER MOUNTS MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908
Of urn-form, on a spreading circular foot molded with gilt palmettes, with silver rim mount, rising to an egg and dart molded knop, the lower section of the body molded with a band of gilt stiff leaves, the upper section centering on one side a gilt ciselé cypher of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna beneath an Imperial crown within a laurel wreath above ribbon-tied laurel branches, the reverse similarly decorated and centering a gilt ciselé Imperial double-headed eagle, the shoulder mounted with a silver band repoussé and chased with oak leaves and acorns, the sides with two silver handles cast and chased as Romanov griffins, the everted rim molded with gilt stiff-leaf border, silver mounts marked throughout, the porcelain unmarked and incised with modeler's signature 'A. Luk.' on foot and body, the underside of foot and silver foot mount with traces of painted museum accession number; together with the original invoice from Armand Hammer dated 1949
19 in. (48.3 cm.) high