- 6.4 Inches Tall (on a stand) x 3.4 Inches Wide
- Contains Music Box which Plays "For Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven Tune
- Gold Plated Pewter
- Hand Painted
- Gift Boxed
This hand-painted sparkling egg is adorned with a high-polished pink enamel with golden trim. It opens on a hinge and closes shut with a magnet, to keep the box securely shut.
The piece comes in a beautiful gift box.
The Colonnade egg is a jeweled enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of Peter Carl Faberge.
The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his wife, Alexandra Feodorovna upon the birth of their only son, the Tsarevich Alexei.
The Colonnade Egg features a rotary clock made by the Swiss firm. The egg symbolizes a temple of love. A pair of platinum doves represent the love of Nicholas and Alexandra. Four silver-gilt cherubs sit around the base of the egg, each representing Nicholas and Alexandra's four daughters: Anastasia, Olga, Maria, and Tatiana. Alexei is represented by a silver-gilt cupid, which surmounts the egg.
The Cupid is now missing a silver-gilt staff or twig which was held in his right hand and was used to indicate the hour.
The Colonnade Egg was presented to Alexandra at Eastertide 1910 to celebrate the 1904 birth of Alexei, the only son of Nicholas and Alexandra.
Upon the imprisonment of the Royal family in 1917, the Colonnade Egg was confiscated by the provisional government. In 1927 the Colonnade Egg was sold as one of nine eggs to antique dealer Wartski. Two years later it was sold to Queen Mary of Teck and inherited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It remains in the Royal Collection.
From July to October 2011, the Colonnade Egg was featured in the Royal Faberge exhibition during the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
Bestpysanky really lives up to their name. This beautiful replica is so realistic in every detail down to the imitation translucent bowenite greenstone columns! The little gold cherubs and the cupid are so touching. A perfect gift for a little girl's room or for serious Faberge enthusiasts. And always delivered swiftly in a lovely satin lined gift box.
this item is a wonderful master piece , the service was perfect ans I am looking to buy the craddle Thanks
Outstanding craftmanship ! A real treasure, I get one of the Imperial eggs each Christmas for my Granddaughter !
Very nice egg and well finished.
Unusual piece and lovely
Another gorgeous Faberge reproduction presented by BestPysanky. These recent reproductions are absolutely gorgeous and reflect a much higher level of attention to detail and craftsmanship than some of the other eggs. This piece is stunning in presentation although at 6.5” tall it is more of a miniature to the original which is 28 cm tall (10”). Nonetheless it is gorgeous in all its details. I placed this on top of a round, lidded, pink marble box which is 3.5” in diameter and 3” tall and WOW! What a pop that makes for this piece - it gives it extra height and presence making it a total standout! Magnificent in every way! AAA+++
As usual, BestPysanky came through with flying colours! The (first) egg arrived broken, not due to any fault in the way it was packed. It was either our Canadian Postal System, or the United States Postal Service that destroyed the parcel. I notified Sergiy of the mishap and he reshipped another egg immediately. It arrived today in perfect condition. I couldn't be happier.
BestPysanky came out with some fabulous Royal egg reproduction in 2018, and this was one of them. Substantial details. Reasonably priced. Great packaging. Please continue to bring us more of these fine detailed Royal eggs.
Добрый день! Я очень довольна, что купила яйцо Колоннада, так как я собираю пасхальные яйца и в том числе копии яиц Фаберже. Яйцо очень красивое, сделано качественно, мне понравился материал, из которого сделаны колонны. Спасибо Вам ! С наилучшими пожеланиями, Татьяна
I have been collecting these Imperial Eggs for several years now, and this one is indeed unique. I love the pastel colors and the detailing is well done as with most of the eggs. This is one of the more expensive eggs but it is my Christmas present this year.
on croirait le vrai tellement la copie est fidèle à l'original.
The weight of the Colonnade egg is substantial. The design is a scaled down version of the original but is beautiful with lots of detail. The enamel work is excellent, you won't be disappointed.
This egg is so detailed and delicate for its size, the pale pink and green with all the sparkling gold accents is perfection
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