A Fine Pair of Russian Porcelain Urns

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The Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-55)

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Of campana shape with a kalyx of acanthus leafage, each with two handles reeded and banded by acanthus leafage rising from female heads, the circular base with a border of berried leafage, each painted on one side with a young lady seated on a terrace engaged with needlework, one signed Shchepinin, the grounds painted rich red, the reverse of each gilded with leafage, with square ormolu bases, blue cypher marks.