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Peter the Great Egg, 1903. Presented by Nicholas II to Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna. Red, green, and yellow gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphire, ivory, bronze, rock crystal. Kept in Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection).


Galileo, the Starry Messenger

Galileo Galilei - autograph notes on the satelites of Jupiter - Morgan Library

Collection of 26 Asian Ojime beads, strung on a tassel, most ivory, bone, or celluloid, many signed. | Collected by George and Charles Mitchell during the course of several trips to China and Japan in the late 19th-early 20th century.