- 3.5 Inches Tall
- 102 Crystals
- 90 Artificial Pearls
- Pewter, Enamel, Crystals, Pearls
- Padded Satin Lined Gift Box
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.
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.
This Imperial Easter egg presented by Emperor Nicholas II to his wife Empress Alexandra at Easter 1898. The egg is covered in pearls and topped with pink enamel. The egg is supported by cabriole legs of green-gold leaves with rose diamond dewdrops.
The gold-stemmed lilies have green enameled leaves and pearl flowers made of gold rubies-pearls, etc. Instead of a surprise when opening the egg, this egg's surprise gets 'elevated' out of the egg by twisting a gold-mounted pearl button. When fully raised three portraits are visible under the Imperial crown Czar Nicholas II and his 2 daughters. The portraits are in frames of rose diamonds on gold panels. They are framed in rose diamonds and backed with gold panels engraved with the date: April 5, 1898.