A rare and unusual jasper presentation egg and cup, Imperial Lapidary Factory, Ekaterinburg, 1890

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The eggcup in kalgan jasper finely carved with scrolling acanthus leaves, the underside with inscription in Cyrillic Ekaterinburg Imperial Lapidary Factory, Manager V. Mostovenko. 1890 , the cup in green jasper, held in original fitted case

height of egg in cup: 8.5cm., 33/8in