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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTOR, PART III
A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1830-1840S

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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, 1830-1840s
Ovoid, centring an oval panel depicting Saint Nicholas holding a gospel, within a gilt ciselé border, the reverse with gilt ciselé starburst, unmarked
3¾ in (9.5 cm.) high

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For a similar egg, see T. Kudriavtseva and H. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Easter Eggs, London, 2001, p. 101, no. 63. For another similar egg, see 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. 129, no. 110.

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