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    Rare Russian Empress Alexandra Imperial Porcelain Easter Egg
    By the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, circa 1910

    Decorated with the interlaced Cyrillic monogram A F in two-toned gold for Empress Alexandra Fedorovna (1872-1918), wife of Tsar Nicholas II, on cobalt blue ground with gilded openings, fitted with original silk ribbon-3 1/2 in high, in red leather presentation box. Together with card inscribed Prince Vladimir Galitzine, Objets d'Art 202 Berkeley St, Picadilly W 1

    Alexandra Fedorovna (1872-1918)

    The consort of Russia's last Tsar, Alexandra entered the world as a princess in the small German principality of Hesse-Darmstadt. Her marriage to Nicholas II in 1894 proved to be a successful match, but domestic bliss was severely tested by the hemophilia of her son, the Tsarevich Alexis. Acting under orders from their leader, Vladimir Lenin, the Bolsheviks shot Alexandra along with her family in 1918.

    For a similar egg in red see Tamara Kudriavtseva and Harold A. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs (London, 2001), p. 51.

    Provenance:
    Christie's, New York




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