BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, AND A PRIVATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LATE 19TH CENTURY AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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four porcelain easter eggs

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Four porcelain easter eggs
by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, and a private porcelain factory, late 19th century and early 20th century
Ovoid, the largest with an oval medallion incorporating the depiction of St. Peter the wonderworker, Metropolitan of Moscow after a drawing by Osip Chirkov in raised gilt clothing, within white and gilt border, the reverse painted with a cross, framed by yellow flowers on deep red ground; the smallest egg with an oval medallion of the Resurrection within gilt and ciselé foliate border, the reverse with ciselé cherubs and Slavonic inscription 'Christ is Risen' on gilt ground; another with lilac and roses and gilt X.B. on deep pink ground with gilt rays around top aperture; a smaller egg with varicolour and raised gilt flowers on deep pink ground, apparently unmarked
4 5/8in. (11.8cm.) high and smaller (4)