An exceptional and unusual Russian silver gilt and champlevé enamel icon egg, made by Alexander Petrov for Grachev Brothers, St. Petersburg, prior to 1899. Ovoid in shape, mounted on its original silver and enamel base; the body enameled in vibrant blue, the gilded interior with a removable icon showing the Resurrection of Christ finely painted in oil. Height: 3.5 in. (9 cm).
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