The copper domed covers are mounted with wood finials (possible added later). The shaped body of the urns terminate with turned socles which are in turn supported by drum like bases mounted by hexagonal plinths.
The decoration is hand painted in polychrome with dancing maidens reminiscent of Neoclassical design. Swags of ribbons and garlands of ivy leaves round out the rest of the décor.
The bases are similarly decorated. The dark cream background japanning is refreshed, otherwise, excellent condition.
49 ¾” height
14 ¾” depth
Lot #164 Sotheby’s April 24, 2008
Devenish and Company