The 'Moscow Kremlin' Faberge Egg, made in 1906. Gift from Nicholas to his wife. It is the largest of the Faberge eggs. The top removes to reveal a remarkable miniature of the Cathedral of Assumption ~ where all the Tsars of Russia were crowned. It is one of the few eggs that have never left Russia.
Faberge Eggs are a thing of beauty, meticulously crafted with the utmost care. They were the creation of a man named Peter Karl Fabergé, and because of his beautiful masterpieces, he would become one of most famous goldsmiths of his time.
The "Clover Leaf" Faberge Egg ~ made in 1902 for Tzar Nicholas II as an Easter gift to his wife. It is one of the few Faberge eggs that have never left Russia & due to the thin gold ribbon & transparent green enamel construction, it's considered too fragile to travel.
Swan Egg, 1906. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Egg: gold, rose-cut diamonds, portrait diamonds - Swan: quatre-couleur gold, silver-plated gold, aquamarine. Kept in Edouard & Maurice Sandoz Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland.
A Faberge Egg from the Kremlin Museum collection in Moscow, Russia, March 2001. The eggs were first designed in 1884 by the artist Peter Carl Faberge who gave one to a Russian czar who then gave it to his wife as an Easter gift. The wife loved it so much that she ordered them to be made each year for Easter. Faberge's primary source of inspiration for the designs came from historical artworks...