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. Following a strict fast throughout all of Great Lent, Easter was a day of celebration of Christ's resurrection.
To celebrate this holiday, Tsar Alexander III's brother, the Grand Duke Vladimir ordered Peter Faberge to create an Easter surprise for the Tsarina. Tsar wanted to give his wife something that would take her mind off worries for the Easter of 1885. Faberge created an egg inspired by one the Tsarina knew from her childhood as a Princess of Denmark's royal court.
- 5 Inches Tall (On a Stand)
- 3.5 Inches Tall (Egg without Stand)
- Pewter, Enamel, Crystals
- Plush Interior
- Padded in Satin Lined Gift Box
The Hen Egg is the first in a series of fifty-two jeweled eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Faberge for the Russian royal family. It was crafted and delivered in 1885 to the then-Tsar of Russia, Alexander III. The Tsarina and tsar enjoyed the egg so much that Alexander III ordered a new egg from Carl Peter Faberge for his wife, each subsequent Easter. The crafting of the first Imperial egg is attributed to Erik Kollin of Faberge's shop. The egg is made of gold, completely coated with opaque white enamel to look like a real egg shell. A thin band of gold where the two halves of the shell are joined is visible around the middle of the egg. The two halves of the outer shell fit together in a bayonet-style fitting which opens when twisted to reveal the surprise.
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