- 4.2 Inches Tall (on a stand) x 2.6 Inches Wide
- 10.7 cm Tall (on a stand) x 6.6 cm Wide
- Gold Plated Pewter
- Hand Painted
- Gift Boxed
This hand-painted sparkling egg is adorned with a high-polished green enamel with golden trim.
It is decorated with light pink enameled roses and green leaves. This beauty stands on a golden stand.
The egg 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 Order of St. George Egg, also called the Cross of St. George Egg, is an enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge in 1916, for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented the egg to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. This was the last egg that the Dowager Empress received, as the Karelian Birch egg that was intended for her never reached her.
Made during World War I, the Order of St. George egg commemorates the Order of St. George that was awarded to Emperor Nicholas and his son, the Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaievich. The Order of St. George egg, and its counterpart the Steel Military egg were given a modest design, in keeping with the austerity of World War I.