A large porcelain tureen from the Cobalt Service, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander II (1855-1881)

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With cover and underplate, the tureen lid surmounted by an impressive gilt apple, the pieces decorated with a deep cobalt blue ground border with gilt decoration en caillouté reserving shaped cartouches with brightly colored bouquets of roses, tulips, morning glories, and other blossoms and flanked with gilt floriated swags, with green Imperial cypher of Alexander II
height 30cm, 11 3/4 in.