Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1334582
Kensington House Antiques
A very fine 19th century Imperial Russian wooden Easter egg with polychrome decoration of Christ Pantocrator in the traditional double gesture of blessing and teaching. The figure, especially the face, is beautifully detailed. The back side of the egg bears the gilt letters "XB" for "Christ is Risen." The egg is completed with its original ribbon, appropriately brittle with age. Careful examination of the drill holes in the egg show even oxidation of the wood's unpainted surfaces and the paint has typical aligatoring, consistent with a 19th century date.

Origin: Russia, ca. 1880. Condition: very good; some losses to paint at the upper and middle left of the background around the Christ figure. Dimensions: 2-5/8" long (excluding ribbon).

All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1940 item #20212
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Deep red lucite box, the hinged top inset with a round sterling silver plaque depicting two doves (very similar to a Jensen design). The inside of the lid is inset with a round mirrior. The silver plaque is marked "Sterling Des. Pat. 140,637." American, ca. 1930. Excellent condition. 4-3/4" x 3-7/8" x 2".