A Russian Porcelain Imperial Lamp, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Alexander II
of baluster form, on four rectangular bracket feet, the gilt decoration of stripes around the base and foliate borders around the stepped foot and separate upper rim, the side with white raised cypher MA surmounted by the Imperial crown, with gilt-bronze mounts to the shoulders and neck, made for use with electricity, marked under base
Haut. 41 cm, larg. 19 cm, prof. 19 cm ; height 16 1/4 in., width 6 2/3 in., depth 6 2/3 in.
The mark MA
probably for the Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824 - 1880)
Christie's London, 24 November 2008, lot 21