26 November 2014
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LATE 1850s–1860s
Height 10 cm.
Related Literature: For a similar work, see T. Kudriavtseva, H. A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, Merrell, 2001, p.143.
Ovoid, the front painted with a portrait of St Alexander Nevsky after a portrait by T.A. Neff for the iconostasis of St Isaac’s Cathedral, the saint dressed in Roman style armour, with a fur-collared red cloak and holding a banner in his left hand within an oval reserve with an ornament of foliate and trellis decoration, the gilded ground of the reverse centred with an engraved six-pointed star within a circular reserve of radiating rays and a concentric border, signed with initial “MK” in Cyrillic, probably for Mikhail Kryukov.
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