1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg
1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg
1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg
1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg
1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg

1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg

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1910 The Colonnade Royal Russian Egg

  • 6.4 Inches Tall (on a stand) x 3.4 Inches Wide
  • 16.256 cm Tall (on a stand) x 8.636 cm Wide
  • Enameled
  • Gold Plated Pewter
  • Hand Painted
  • Gift Boxed

  • This hand-painted sparkling egg is adorned with a high-polished pink enamel with golden trim. 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.

    Egg History:
    The Colonnade egg is a jeweled enameled Easter egg made by Henrik Wigstrom under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge in 1910.
    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.
    As a clock-egg, the Colonnade egg contained no surprise.

    The Colonnade Egg is made of Bowenite, four-color gold, silver-gilt, platinum, guilloche enamel, and rose diamonds. It is one of only four Faberge Easter Eggs to include a clock in the design. The Colonnade Egg features a rotary clock made by the Swiss firm Henry Moser & Cie.The egg symbolizes a temple of love. A pair of platinum doves represents 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 fifth child and only son of Nicholas and Alexandra. After giving birth to four daughters, the birth of their first and only son was significant because it ensured a direct heir to the throne, rather than succession passing to Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, the younger brother of Nicholas II.

    Upon the abdication of Nicholas II and the imprisonment of the family in 1917, the Colonnade Egg was confiscated by the provisional government. It then appears on a 1922 list of confiscated treasures moved from the Anichkov Palace to the Sovnarkom, which was a state-run organization which collected and conserved treasures. In 1927 the Colonnade Egg was sold as one of nine eggs to Emanuel Snowman of London 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.

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