04-06-2013 04-06-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
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April 6, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Presentation Imperial Porcelain Factory Easter Egg and Photogravure

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2645B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 06, 2013 10:00AM


Presentation Imperial Porcelain Factory Easter Egg and Photogravure, c. 1914, the egg with Empress Alexandra Feodorovna's cipher to one side and a cross to the other, the photogravure depicting Alexandra and two of her daughters dressed as nurses, with Cyrillic inscription, framed, egg ht. 2 1/2, photograph approx. 6 5/8 x 4 1/2, frame 17 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.

Provenance: Egg purchased from Marie E. Betteley, New York.
Estimate $400-600

Egg with wear to enamel. Photo with foxing. Not examined out of frame.

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Alexandra Feodorovna, Egg, Empress, Marie E. Betteley