A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG

BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, MID 19TH CENTURY

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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, MID 19TH CENTURY
Ovoid, centring an oval panel depicting Saint John Chrysostom holding a Gospel, within a gilt ciselé border, inscribed in black in Russian above the miniature 'Sv: Joann Zlatoust’, the reverse with gilt ciselé starburst, the front panel signed with Cyrillic initials ‘A.M.’, apparently unmarked
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high