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Easter Egg, 1910s

Moscow, Stroganov School of Technical Drawing
Marks: ИСУ (metal workshops of Stroganov school 84 (assay)
Suspended wooden egg in silver filigree case with tassel of mother-of-pearl beads.
Crowned with a double-headed eagle. On the body, four oval medallions with images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and the Crucifixion
Wood, silver, mother-of-pearl, metal, tempera, moulding, repoussé
20.8 x 11 x 11 cm

In the early 20th century a special metal workshop was set up at the Stroganov school, with its own trademark. Large Easter eggs such as this were hung beneath the most revered icons in churches. This egg came from the Alexander Palace.

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