18 April 2008
A Porcelain Easter Egg
Probably Imperial Porcelain Factory, circa 1840-1855
With oval panel depicting The Bronze Horseman, within a ciselé border, on a gilt ground, unmarked
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
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For similar eggs decorated with views of St. Petersburg, see T. Kudriavtseva and H. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Eggs, London, 2001, p. 71, no. 38 and p. 74, no. 41, illustrated.
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