- 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
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.
Egg 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 the 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.