Lot 176: A RUSSIAN PORCELAIN EGG, IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1860 |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the central reserve painted with the Resurrection of Christ and inscribed in Russian above, the gilt reverse ciselé with sunburst, floral borders, signed with initials AS (Cyrillic), with original silk ribbon
Generally good condition, with scratches to the gilding, most noticeable where the gilding has been burnished. Considerable wear to the floral borders of the painted reserve. Small firing flaws at the base. The ribbon fraying and very faded.
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Dimensions: height 10.8cm, 4 1/4 in.