A three-colour biscuit, or bisque, porcelain Easter egg decorated with white and light green medallions on a dark blue ground. The front medallion features the profile of Christ modelled in white relief on a light green ground surrounded by a laurel wreath, the reverse is decorated with a similar medallion containing Cyrillic letters ‘HV‘, initials for ‘Christ Has Risen‘
In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Imperial Porcelain Factory began to produce vases, decorative plaques, and Easter eggs in two-colour biscuit in the manner of Wedgwood. For similar eggs, see T. Kudriavtseva & H. Whitbeck, Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs, London, 2001, no. 224, p. 269 & no. 225 pp. 270-271.