A monumental porcelain vase Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, probably after a model by August Spiess

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Lot 154*
A monumental porcelain vase
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, probably after a model by August Spiess

Sold for £ 22,562 (US$ 28,404) inc. premium
A monumental porcelain vase
Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, probably after a model by August Spiess
in three parts, central section of baluster form, upper part with slender neck terminating in circular opening, tapering bottom section with spreading circular foot; body applied with sculptural handles shaped as Minerva's heads wearing winged helmets and framed with palm leaves, descending clusters of grapes and stalks of wheat; neck with high relief classical border; pedestal with applied laurel swags and acanthus leaves; underside marked with crowned green monogram of Alexander III and partial date
height: 65.8cm (25 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private American collection

    For additional information on August Karl Spiess (1817-1904) and his deigns for the porcelain vases executed at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, see Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, August Spiess and the Imperial Porcelain Factory, Moscow, 2012, pp. 32-115.
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A monumental porcelain vase Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, probably after a model by August Spiess
A monumental porcelain vase Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, period of Alexander III, probably after a model by August Spiess
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