A porcelain vase, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St Petersburg, period of Alexander II (1855-1881), dated 1864

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After a model by August Spiess, of baluster form, the body with a frieze depicting musical and theatrical putti in a pastoral landscape, the neck centred with cislée scrolling floral cartouches depicting further putti rising to a flared rim, the two squared handles with laurel swags, fluted spreading foot, with green underglaze Imperial cypher of Alexander II, 9 beneath
height 52cm, 20 1/2 in.