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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1890-1900S

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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1890-1900s
Ovoid, the front of the sang de boeuf glazed body painted and impressed with the gilt ciselé cypher of the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna beneath an Imperial crown, with a cream silk ribbon, unmarked
4 1/8 in (10.5 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

For a similar egg, see T. Kudriavtseva and H. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Easter Eggs, London, 2001, p. 46, no. 12, and G. Oistrakh and A. Tishchenko, Imperatorskie Farforovye Paskhalnye Iajtsa, Moscow, 2008, pp. 62-63, nos. 8-9. For another similar egg, also see Exhibition Catalogue, Imperial Easter Eggs: a Collection of Porcelain Easter Eggs from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, the Royal Danish Collections at Amalienborg Palace and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, 1994, p. 115, no. 90.

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