A rare pair of porcelain rhytons, Imperial porcelain manufactory, period of Alexander I (1801-1825)

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After a design by Piranesi, terminating in a bull's head and moulded with acanthus leaves and lotus flowers, the opaque blue bodies with a band of scrolling floral design, the rim moulded with leaf tips within gilt bands, supported on rectangular bases centred with lion masks and stiff leaf on tooled gilded ground, with partially erased inventory numbers and one with stamp 'Provereno 1928'

Quantity: 2
height: 20.3cm, 8in.