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1885 The Hen Faberge Egg

Peter Carl Faberge is the world's most famous jeweler who created eternally original pieces of art. The series of Easter eggs created by Faberge for the Russian Imperial family, from 1885 through to 1916, is regarded as the greatest and most enduring achievement. Following a strict fast throughout all of Great Lent, Easter was a day of celebration of Christ's resurrection.
To celebrate this holiday, Tsar Alexander III's brother, the Grand Duke Vladimir ordered Peter Faberge to create an Easter surprise for the Tsarina. Tsar wanted to give his wife something that would take her mind off worries for the Easter of 1885. Faberge created an egg inspired by one the Tsarina knew from her childhood as a Princess of Denmark's royal court.
  • 5 Inches Tall (On a Stand)
  • 3.5 Inches Tall (Egg without Stand)
  • Pewter, Enamel, Crystals
  • Plush Interior
  • Padded in Satin Lined Gift Box


The Hen Egg is the first in a series of fifty-two jeweled eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Faberge for the Russian royal family. It was crafted and delivered in 1885 to the then-Tsar of Russia, Alexander III. The Tsarina and tsar enjoyed the egg so much that Alexander III ordered a new egg from Carl Peter Faberge for his wife, each subsequent Easter. The crafting of the first Imperial egg is attributed to Erik Kollin of Faberge's shop. The egg is made of gold, completely coated with opaque white enamel to look like a real egg shell. A thin band of gold where the two halves of the shell are joined is visible around the middle of the egg. The two halves of the outer shell fit together in a bayonet-style fitting which opens when twisted to reveal the surprise.
The Hen Egg by Carl Peter Faberge

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Faberge'e First Imperial Egg! February 28, 2015
Reviewer: Terry Michalkow from High River, Alberta, Canada  
A museum quality piece. A great addition to any Faberge collection.

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Enameled Egg - Wonderful November 28, 2014
Reviewer: Dondi from New Jersey, USA  
This is great quality.  It has joined the many that I own.  It displays beautifully.  Very happy.

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Good June 10, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Qu├ębec  
Simply the best for Fabergé reproduction.

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Hen Faberge Egg July 13, 2013
Reviewer: Olga from New York  
Big egg doesn't perfectly fit  the stand

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Hen Faberge Egg August 25, 2012
Reviewer: Maureen from Northern California  
As usual,amazing!!!  But I would not expect anything less from you.  I am having a great day with all 5 of my new Faberge eggs that arrived.  Total of 10 now.  I am hooked

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