• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A Porcelain Easter Egg

    IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1845-1855

    Price Realised  

    A Porcelain Easter Egg
    Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, circa 1845-1855
    Of typical form, on a gilt ground, centering an oval panel painted with a view of Jerusalem, within a floral ciselé border, unmarked
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    From 1845-1855, the Imperial Porcelain Factory produced a number of Easter eggs painted with scenes after lithographs from the series Views of Palestine by G.G. and N.G. Chernetsov. For eggs with comparable views, see T. Kudriavtseva and H.A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, 2001, pp.76-83.