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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    A Porcelain Easter Egg

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY

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    A Porcelain Easter Egg
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, second quarter of the 19th Century
    Ovoid, one side centering an oval panel painted with a bouquet of flowers, within a ciselé border, the reverse with gilt ciselé baskets of flowers and scrolling foliage on a blue ground, apparently unmarked
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    For comparable porcelain Easter eggs by the Imperial Porcelain Factory painted with floral motifs, see T. Kudriavtseva and H.A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, 2001, pp. 237-238.

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