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VASE WITH PIGEONS, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Imperial Porcelain Factory

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

.1 Blue, brown, green. A frieze of birds rendered in natural colors, sitting on tree branches or standing against a gold ground, enlivens the center of the vase. The gold ground was created by applying a tiny, swirling line of overall burnished gold on a matte surface, thus creating the impression of a slightly dull gold background that complements the brightly painted, colorful birds. Gilded handles scroll towards the center of the neck before branching into a palmette.The attached porcelain handles are gilded with a combination of matte and burnished gold that enhances the definition of the relief. Vase is mounted on a gilt bronze plinth.

Object name:
VASE WITH PIGEONS, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1830-1840
Size:
39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.322.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK cipher of Nicholas I; Imperial crown; No. 2.4. C in overglaze gold inside neck; inside below rim mark No. 2.4. C in overglaze gold inside neck
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973