A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG

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BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1800

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A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1800
Ovoid, the central cartouche painted with Athena carrying a spear and a shield en grisaille on terracotta-coloured ground, within ciselé gilt scrolling strapwork detailed with green laurel branches, the reverse similarly decorated depicting Athena holding a laurel wreath, apparently unmarked
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high