A Russian porcelain Easter egg with daisies, possibly Imperial Porcelain Factory, circa 1890. The pink ground egg with a spray of daisies and greenery spread diagonally about the egg, the apertures with gilt bands. Height: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm).
The Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg completed a large series of Easter eggs with decoration influenced by Japanese floral and botanical prints. The sprays of blossoms and greenery were generally arranged in diagonals similar to that on this Easter egg. For other examples in this style, see Tamara Kudriavtseva and Harold Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs. Русские императорские фарфоровые пасхальные яйцa (London: Merrell, 2001), pp. 254-259.
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