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Great detail of Alexander III Memorial Egg! View from top. Яйцо с моделью памятника Александру III, 1910

A highly intriguing hypothesis has recently been advanced by Christofer Forbes, namely that the Resurrection Egg is in fact the surprise originally contained in the Renaissance Egg. This would account for its being shown in the same showcase at the 1902 exhibition, where surprises have been separated from their eggs. Style and coloring of both objects are virtually identical and the size of the Resurrection Egg perfectly fits the curvature of the Renaissance egg.

House of Carl Fabergé. Lilies of the Valley Basket, 1896. Russian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation (L.2011.66.56a, b) | This work is on view in "Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection" through November 27, 2016.

Standart Yacht Faberge Egg. 1909. Яйцо было подарено императором Николаем II императрице Александре Федоровне на Пасху 1909 г.

House of Carl Fabergé. Imperial Cornflowers, ca. 1900–05. Russian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (L.2011.66.33) | This work is on view in "Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection" through November 27, 2016.

RUSSIA | House of Carl Fabergé. Imperial Caucasus Egg, 1893. Russian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (L.2011.66.51a, b) #WorldCup

Maker: House of Carl Fabergé. Imperial Napoleonic Egg, 1912. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (L.2011.66.57a–c) | This work is on view in "Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection" through November 27, 2016.