1949/​8701
A Russian porcelain Easter egg, decorated with flowers and the mitre crowned monogram for Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. C. 1900. H. 9 cm.

Description

A Russian porcelain Easter egg, decorated in colours and gold on white ground with flowers and the mitre crowned monogram for Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. C. 1900. H. 9 cm.

Provenance: The Danish seller's stepmother's parents, Arne Hammer and his Russian-born wife, Tatiana Konstantinova Hammer, née Martinson. Arne Hammer worked for the Great Northern Telegraph Company and travelled often to Russia in the 1920s. In Irkutsk, he met Tatiana, whom he married and moved to Denmark. Tatiana Hammer belonged to the Russian circles in Copenhagen and received this Easter egg directly from Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrova, when she lived here in exile.

Condition

Minimal wear due to age. Minor natural porcelain “dent” to the left of the mitre crown, by the gold-line.

Auction

Russian theme, 5 December 2019

Category

Porcelain

Estimate

8,000–10,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

12,500 kr.

18 bids

When Bidder Bid
815164 12,500 kr.
903572 (Auto bid) 12,000 kr.
815164 11,500 kr.
903572 11,000 kr.
1025221 (Auto bid) 10,500 kr.
903572 10,000 kr.
1025221 9,500 kr.
903572 9,000 kr.
1025221 (Auto bid) 8,500 kr.
903572 8,000 kr.
1025221 (Auto bid) 7,500 kr.
903572 7,000 kr.
1025221 (Auto bid) 6,500 kr.
903572 6,000 kr.
1025221 (Auto bid) 4,600 kr.
846290 4,600 kr.
1025221 4,200 kr.
960899 4,000 kr.