Details: Stunning small hand painted gold gilt Neoclassical porcelain vase. This intricate handled urn features a bright matte green midsection adorned with a letter "N" on one side and a Labrys with a laurel wreath on the other side. The labrys is an asymmetric double-headed ritual axe that is one of the holiest Cretan religious symbols and the laurel wreath is a symbol for imperial power and authority, as well as the most defining symbol of ancient Rome. The primary symbols, in addition to the gold gilt wheat sheafs around the "neck" and base of the urn and the gold scaled motif on the lower portions, mean that the vase was most likely made for a prominent family. In addition, there are no markings on the bottom of the gold edged, 2.5" square base that is secured by a small nut and bolt. Exact age unknown.
Dimensions: 4.5"w x 3.75"d x 7.75"h Opening= 1.5" diameter (3/4 lbs)
Condition: In beautiful condition. No chips or cracks. The bolt underneath does exhibit rust-see detailed photos.