This porcelain Easter egg from the early 1900s bears a depiction of saints from Russian ruling houses – Prince Vladimir, Princess Olga, Princes Boris and Gleb, Prince Alexander Nevsky, Prince Mikhail of Chernigov and Tsarevich Dmitry of Moscow – and also the namesake saints of the Russian imperial couple, Nicholas and the Martyr Empress Alexandra.
Easter Egg with the Images of Saints
Place of creation:
overglaze polychrome painting, polychrome enamel painting, gilding, selective polishing
Entered the Hermitage in 2002; transferred as part of the collection of the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory