A PORCELAIN EASTER EGG

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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 St Mary Magdalene carrying a cross, within a gilt ciselé border, inscribed in black in Russian above the miniature 'Sv: Maria', the purple ground of the reverse imitating hardstone, unmarked
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high