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The Winter Egg ---- considered by experts to be the most beautiful of all of the Faberge Eggs. Nicholas II had this made for 1913. The "surprise" inside is a basket of flowers to represent Spring.

The Winter Egg —— considered by experts to be the most beautiful of all of the Faberge Eggs. Nicholas II had this made for 1913. The “surprise” inside is a basket of flowers to represent Spring.

The 'Cradle with Garlands' Faberge Egg ~ made in 1907 ~ for Czar Nicholas II to present to his Mother. This egg was commissioned to celebrate the birth of Czarevich Alexei Nicholaievich, son of Czar Nicholas II ~ the long awaited heir to the Romanov throne. The surprise inside was the first portrait of the Czarevich in a medallion surrounded by diamonds. This egg is currently in a private collection.

Tsar Alexander III Equestrian Monument Fabergé Egg, 1910, presented by Tsar Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna

"Faberge Peacock Egg, 1908, presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Within the Egg, a mechanical gold enameled peacock sits in the branches of an engraved gold tree with flowers in enamel and precious stones. the peacock can be lifted from the tree and wound up. Placed on a flat surface, he struts proudly around, moving his head and spreads and closes his varicolored enamel tail from time to time."

The Twilight Egg (or The Night Egg), other Eggs, lapis lazuli, gold, diamonds, moonstone, paillons, enamel, carving, 1917. The back of the egg is set with a lapis lazuli Romanov Eagle, carved in relief above the date, 1917, inlaid in engraved gold, it was possibly made for a member of the Imperial Family. Private Collection

1906 Moscow Kremlin Egg, the largest Faberge Easter egg on display in the exhibition "Treasures from the Kremlin: The World of Faberge" at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

1906 Moscow Kremlin Egg, the largest Faberge Easter egg on display in the exhibition "Treasures from the Kremlin: The World of Faberge" at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum

Fabergé egg 1898 - Lilies-of-the-Valley Egg (detail); A Fabergé eggs is a limited collection of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company between 1885 and 1917. The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the 'Imperial' Fabergé eggs. The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs, of which 43 have survived.

The Winter Egg was given by Nicholas II to his mother, Maria Feodorovna in 1913. The diamond-encrusted egg contains a miniature vase of flowers.

FABERGE RUSSIAN SILVER & ENAMEL EGG w STAND - Incredible Russian silver & cobalt enamel egg by Faberge. Has intricate raised design depicting the Russian double headed eagle, torches, wreaths and griffins. Mounted with Cabochon garnets to top and bottom. Gold wash interior. Has Ivan Lebedkin, Moscow town marks with 88 silver purity mark. Has cyrillic Faberge mark

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Who is Peter Carl Faberge? Story (and pictures) behind the Google doodle

A Fabergé Egg from the Kremlin Museum collection in Moscow

The 'Gatchina Palace' Faberge Egg - made in 1901 for Tzar Nicholas. The egg opens to reveal a miniature gold replica of the palace at Gatchina (a village 30 miles sw of St Petersburg.)

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The Concise History of Fabergé Eggs

Peter the Great Egg 1903 - See source for history of Faberge eggs for the Russian Imperial family

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