A LARGE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I , 1825-1855

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The green-ground oval-shaped vase emanating from a matt gilt acanthus calyx, extensively decorated with tooled gilding, the reverse with musical instruments above ribbon-tied laurel leaves, the front with a seated classical figure on a puce ground within an elaborate oval gilt cartouche flanked by scrolling vines, vine-leaf scroll handles, on circular foot supported on a square gilt ormolu base, the lid with moulded acanthus leaves, artichoke knop