A MAGNIFICENT, MONUMENTAL AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1836

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A MAGNIFICENT, MONUMENTAL AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1836
Of campana form, the body painted with Equestrian Portrait of Emperor Franz I (1768-1835) after Johann Peter Krafft, signed in Cyrillic ‘A. Nesterov. 1836’ (lower right), within gilt ciselé border on royal blue ground, the reverse decorated with a very fine and large gilt ciselé Austrian Imperial double-headed eagle above a ribbon-tied wreath of oak and laurel, all within two gilt bronze bands of berried laurel leaves, the large flared and everted rim finely decorated with gilt ciselé berried laurel border, the body flanked by two reeded handles capped with acanthus rosettes, the lower section of the body gilt and molded with large acanthus leaves, on a similarly decorated gilt and molded socle, the spreading circular foot in royal blue with gilt gadrooning, on a square ormolu base, marked inside the rim with blue overglaze factory mark, also inscribed in gold in Cyrillic ‘G.1.2.4.’
59 7/8 in. (152 cm.) high