Antique Russian Lacquer Papier-mâché Easter Egg
Red lacquered papier-mâché Easter egg with a depiction of the Resurrection on one side and a cathedral on the other. The interior inscribed in Cyrillic: From the St. Petersburg Old Believers Accepting the Priesthood.
By the Lukutin Factory, with their three Imperial eagle mark.
Russian, ca. 1890.
Height: 6-1/4 inches.
The Lukutin Factory was the most important creator of lacquerware in 19th century Russia, and held the Imperial warrant. Fabergé is known to have embellished Lukutin works with gold, silver, and gemstones.