A PORCELAIN VASE, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER I

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Of tapering baluster form, centred to each side with painted scenes after Jacques Francois Joseph Swebach of cavalry officers and a lady leading a horse laden with flowers, within burnished gilt circular reserves, the pale pink body decorated with stars, laurel vines and raised bands of acanthus and palm leaves below, the scroll handles issuing from classical masks and terminating in vine leaves and grapes, the neck and socle similarly decorated with gilt foliage on a white ground, apparently unmarked