1906 The Swan 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 purple-hued, Royal Easter egg. A graceful detachable display stand comes with this beauty. Fashioned from fine pewter and hand enameled by our skilled artisans.
6 Inches Tall (Egg on a Stand)
4 Inches Tall (Just the Egg)
3 Inches Diameter
Pewter, Enamel, Crystals
Padded Satin Lined Gift Box
The Swan Egg was ordered in 1906 by Tsar Nicholas II, and the egg was presented to the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter that year for her 40th wedding anniversary. It was made of mauve enamel, with gold trim. On the exterior is a twisted ribbon trellis design of rose-cut diamonds, as well as a portrait diamond on the top inscribed "1906". Another portrait diamond on the other end once held the Imperial monograph. The "surprise" that came inside the egg is a miniature gold and silver swan on a "lake" of aquamarine. By winding a gear beneath one of the wings, the bird's mechanical neck and wings move. In Russia, the swan is considered a symbol of family life and the permanence of the bond of marriage.