sign up (free!)
"Faberge Egg. That's a merry-go-round that is hiding inside this Imperial Egg. And yes, it is a working merry-go-round -- ingenious! Clicking on this site will enable you to see many of the 'Imperial Eggs' & their hidden treasures...Enjoy!" Balboa Parks, Imperial Faberge Eggs, Imperial Eggs, Fabergé Eggs, Fabulous Faberge, Easter Eggs, Easter Gift, Carl Faberge, Eggs Art
The Dowager (or Imperial Pelican) Fabergé egg, is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1898. The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter 1898.
The Twelve Monograms, or The Silver Anniversary Egg, or The Twelve Panels Egg, red gold, rose-cut diamonds, portrait diamonds, velvet lining, 1895. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. The gold egg is covered with six blue champlevé enameled panels, each panel being divided by bands set with rose-cut diamonds, gilt with scrolls, and decorated with the Imperial crown and the Imperial monograms “MF” and “AIII". Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC (Post Collection)
...Gatchina Palace Egg. When opened up the egg reveals the surprise - a miniature replica of the Gatchina Palace, the Dowager Empress' principal residence outside St. Petersburg. The miniature is fixed inside the egg, and can not be removed from it.
(all the kelch eggs were made as extravagant as the Romanov eggs) -Gifted by Alexander Kelch to his wife Barbara Kelch-Bazanova. The 1899 Kelch 12 Panel Egg is made of yellow gold, rose-cut diamonds, portrait diamonds, translucent pink and green enamel and opaque white enamel.This is the only Kelch Egg that was not part of the lot bought by the Paris jeweler Morgan. Probably it was Barbara Kelch's favorite Egg and the one she hold on the longest. It now belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.
A Fabergé egg (Russian) is a jeweled egg made by the House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. Most were miniature eggs that were popular gifts at Easter. They were worn on a neck chain either singly or in groups. The most famous eggs produced by the House were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia; these are often referred to as the 'Imperial' Fabergé eggs.