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COVERED VASE, ONE OF TWO

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COVERED VASE, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Vases were made in several pieces, as follows: 1. Rectangular base in porcelain of a turquoise color decorated on all four sides with clusters of flowers in gold with a simple ormolu band about the base and a more elaborate smaller ormolu rectangular base on top of the porcelain base. 2. A pedestal foot, in porcelain partly white, partly turquoise, decorated with garlands and flowers in gold. 3. Main body is urn-shaped, the lower part like a melon in white and gold, the upper part in turquoise with scrolls and garlands of flowers in gold. 4. Two scroll handles are in ormolu. 5. On top of the urn-shaped portion is an ormolu band with acanthus leaves. 6. Cover is in white and turquoise decorated in gold with a handle at the top in ormolu. Inside the cover of each vase is the cipher of Catherine II in underglaze blue.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
COVERED VASE, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Porcelain -- ormolu
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1762-1796
Size:
59.1 × 25.4 cm (23 1/4 × 10 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.248.3-4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK inside cover of each: cipher of Catherine II
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Art at Hillwood"