1893 Caucasus Russian 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.
The Faberge Easter eggs are certainly the most celebrated and inspiring of all his works of art, inextricably bound to the Faberge name and legend. They are also considered as the last great commissioned series of objects of art.
You'll love the elegance of this red hued, Easter egg.
A graceful detachable display stand is included with this beauty. Fashioned from fine pewter. Then it is hand enameled by our skilled artisans.
This sparkling egg is adorned with clear crystals and high-polished enamel with golden trim. It opens on a hinge and has a magnetic closure to keep the box securely shut. The piece also comes in a beautiful gift box.
- 6.5 Inches Tall (Egg on a Stand)
- 4 Inches Tall (Just the Egg)
- Pewter, Crystals, Enamel, Gold Plating
- Hand Crafted
- Padded Satin Lined Gift Box
History: The first of Imperial Easter eggs known to be dated. Made by M. Perchin under Carl Peter Faberge supervision in 1893 for Tsar Alexander III, who presented it to his wife Maria.
Currently the gg is located in the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee. It commemorates the Imperial hunting lodge in Abastumani in Caucasus where Grand Duke George spent most of his life after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. Miniatures were done and signed by Krijitski.
The miniatures are revealed by opening four pearl-bordered doors around the egg. Each door bears a diamond-set numeral of the year, forming the year 1893. Behind the hinged cover at the top is a portrait of the Grand Duke in his naval uniform.