26 November 2014
IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, 1894–1917
Height of the largest 11.5 cm, of the smallest 7.5 cm.
Related literature: For similar works, see T. Kudryavtseva, H. A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, Merrell, pp. 45, 50, 66, Nos. 11, 16, 34.
All ovoid, one with the gold cipher of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna beneath the Imperial crown executed in low relief on a sang-de-boeuf glaze, second with the cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna beneath the Imperial crown placed within a laurel wreath to the front and a red cross and the date “1917” to the reverse, the white body decorated with a gilded lattice punctuated with green and blue enamel leaves, the front of the third painted with the cipher of Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich beneath the Imperial crown and a small coat of arms for the younger sons of the Russian Emperor, unmarked.
Notes on symbols:
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