The 1900 Cockerel Egg (originally Cukoo Clock Egg) was crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé in his set of 50 Fabergé Eggs. The egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II to Epress Maria Feodoronova as a gift. The egg has a mechanism on the top rear that enables its bird to come out and move
Fabergé Easter Egg Silver, engraved and partially gilded with blue guilloché enamel, oval cabochon rubies, round and oval cabochon tourmalines, and rose cut diamonds; with nephrite jade pedestal. Egg topped by an Imperial double-headed Romanov eagle, and opens to reveal a gold and enameled elephant. Workmaster Henrik Immanuel Wigström. With original case in birch and silk and Imperial coat of arms. (detail)
The first Faberge Egg was made for Tsar Alexander III, who commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create a unique Easter egg to give to his wife, the empress Maria Ferdorovna. After his death, his son Nicholas II continued the tradition, presenting one to his wife and mother. Between 1885 and 1916, the House of Fabergé presented the Tsar and his royal family with an Easter egg during every Russian Orthodox Easter.