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Gardner Mosaic Cup and Saucer

Mosaic Pattern Cup and Saucer. Gardner Porcelain Factory. Russia. Circa 1800. The Gardner Factory was established in 1766 by Francis Gardner, a transplanted English entrepreneur, with the permission of Catherine the Great. Gardner was the first of the great Russian […]

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Russian Imperial Porcelain Rondel

Rondel or circular plaque. Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory. Period of Nicholas I. 1825 to 1845. NI mark in underglaze blue. A group of wealthy merchants drinking tea, smoking opium and conducting trade. The scene speaks of the period leading up […]

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Empress Alexandra Imperial Glassworks Egg

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Imperial Glassworks Presentation Egg. Period of Nicholas II. Circa 1912. Blown glass with grinding, polishing, cutting and gilding. This egg has dual monograms for Alexandra Feodorovna. One side has the A entwined in the O (the Russian […]

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Empire Style Imperial Glassworks Egg

Russian Imperial Glassworks Empire Style Blue and Gold Egg. Period of Nicholas II. 1894 to 1917. Cobalt blue blown glass with cutting, grinding, polishing and gilding. Flaming torches, garlands and laurel wreaths repeat four times around the circumference of this […]

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Nicholas II Imperial Glassworks Egg Two

Russian Imperial Glassworks Nicholas II presentation egg. 1894 – 1917. Opaque white blown glass with cutting, grinding, polishing and gilding. It takes three crowns to make a Russian eagle. The double eagle with two crowns is the emblem of Byzantium, […]

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Kuznetsov Porcelain Egg

Easter egg with floral decoration. Kuznetsov Company, c. 1900. Unmarked. Wheel thrown porcelain. Powder blue coloured glaze or stippled enamel background. The decoration was done with five colour printed enamel image transfers and hand gilding. “X.B.” translates as “Christ is […]

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Imperial Glass Chapel Egg

Copper Blue Chapel Egg. Russian Imperial Glassworks. Period of Nicholas II. 1894 to 1917. Blown glass with grinding, cutting and polishing. This egg may depict the Imperial Chapel at Peterhof like the Steel Blue Chapel Egg seen previously, but with […]