The last Imperial Easter Egg commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II for his wife Alexandra Feodorovna was the Constellation Egg of 1917. It is one of the most tantalising of Fabergé’s Imperial eggs, not least because it was never completed and its component parts were only recently identified in Moscow.
Trans-Siberian Railway Egg 1900 Presented by Nicholas II to Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna St. Petersburg Work-master : Michael Perkhin Marks: Faberge Media platinum, tinted gold, silver, diamonds, rubies, onyx, rock crystal, wood, silk, velvet
The 'Swan' Faberge Egg, made in 1906, a gift from Czar Nicholas II to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. The surprise inside the egg was a miniature gold & silver swan on a "lake" of aquamarine. By winding the gear under one of the wings, the swans neck and wings move. In Russia, the swan is considered a symbol of family life & represents the permanence of the bond of marriage.
Fabergé Egg - First Imperial (Hen) Egg (1885), presented by Alexander III to Maria Fyodorovna. Inside the hen there was a ruby crown and inside the crown a pendant. however, the diamond crown and a ruby pendant were "lost" when the egg was sold by the Bolsheviks in the 1920s. (photo 3 of 3)
Fabergé pansy flower study, the petals in varicolored enamel and surrounding a brilliant-cut diamond, the three nephrite leaves and clusters are attached to a yellow-gold stalk, all set in cylindrical upwardly tapering rock crystal vase. Circa 1900. Probably acquired by Queen Alexandra.
1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg. Gift Nicholas II to Alexandra Fyodorovna. In 1913, the 300-year rule of Russia under the House of Romanov was recorded in eighteen round diamond frames. When opened a jeweled globe of the Earth appeared.