Imperial Fabergé Egg No. the Pelican Egg or Dowager Egg. Emperor Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Bequeathed by Lillian Thomas Pratt to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.
"The Winter Egg", considered by experts to be the most beautiful of all of the Faberge Eggs and the most expensive one. It was created by Alma Pihl, the only woman-master of The House of Faberge in 1913 for Maria Feodorovna, the mother of Nikolay II.
Engraved smoky quartz scent bottle, in the form of a lyre, with red gold mounts set with rose diamonds; the lid enamelled translucent pink and surmounted by a pearl finial. Mark of Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin; gold mark of 56 zolotniks, before
Sept. 2, 2013 Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with his new art project "History of Russia, 20th century — from Lenin to Putin" at the courtyard of the Museum Center in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The artist has chemically engraved portraits of nine Soviet and Russian political figures on a series of butchers' axes. Ilya Naymushin / Reuters