A Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory Neoclassical painted and parcel-gilt two-handled urn
second quarter 19th century
Finely painted on the obverse with a young lady seated beside her bed, the reverse painted with a wide border of various Neo-gothic style paterae on a red/brown ground, all above a gilt lappet border modeled with anthemia, the interior of neck inscribed in Cyrillic gilt characters "IMPER. FARF. ZAVOD;", now drilled for electricity and mounted as a lamp.
height of urn 21 1/2in (54.5cm); height with base 22 1/4in (56.5cm)