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It all started in 1885, when the Russian Czar Alexander III came up with the idea of having an Easter egg made as a gift for his wife. Fabergé was chosen to complete this delicate task due to his well-known ability as a goldsmith and jeweler, and so the Imperial present was brought to life from the imagination of the master jeweler. The egg looked like a genuine hen egg, but made of gold and covered in white enamel.

In her opulent ways mom was obsessed with these eggs. I grew up thinking they were a way of decorating your house and little did I know how much they were worth!

Caucasus Egg 1893. Made of yellow & varicoloured gold, silver, enamel, diamonds, platinum, ivory, pearls, rock crystal & watercolour on ivory. It commemorates the Imperial hunting lodge in Caucasus where Grand Duke George spent most of his life after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. The miniatures are revealed by opening four pearl-bordered doors around the egg. Behind the hinged cover at the top is a portrait of the Grand Duke in his naval uniform.


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The Imperial Coronation Egg, 1897. The egg was made to commemorate the 1896 Coronation of Czar Nicholas II. The valuable piece of Russian history was then presented as a gift to his spouse, the Tsaritsa, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.

Датские дворцы (яйцо Фаберже) - было создано и передано императору Александру III в 1890 году, подарившего его своей супруге, императрице Марии Фёдоровне, на Пасху. Яйцо находится в собственности фонда Матильды Геддингс Грей и с 22 ноября 2011 года экспонируется в Нью-Йоркском музее Метрополитен

1912 Napoleonic Egg was a gift from Nicholas II to Maria Fyodorovna. It is made of gold, green and red enamel, diamonds with the interior of velvet and satin, The surprise was a miniature screen of the six regiments that were a part of the victory at Borodino in 1812. It currently is in the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana.