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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 72

    A Porcelain Easter Egg

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Porcelain Easter Egg
    Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, second half 19th century
    Of typical form, on a gilt ground, centering an oval panel depicting the Resurrection, within a floral ciselé border, the reverse centering a roundel enclosing a ciselé starburst pattern, within a floral border inscribed in Russian, 'Christ is Risen', unmarked
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    For porcelain Easter eggs by the Imperial Porcelain Factory painted with icons, see T. Kudriavtseva and H.A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, 2001, pp. 93-190.