Faberge Eggs

Faberge eggs, also known as Faberge Easter Eggs. Faberge style Easter egg pendants and boxes from original Faberge factory. All our articles in Faberge style characterized with masterly technique and elegant design. Faberge style products are created using original Faberge secret techniques to craft replicas of the originals. In most cases, to the exact original measurements Peter Carl Faberge used over 100 years ago. All of our Faberge style articles are hand made, and even the petite Faberge eggs we carry are made in limited quantities and come with a certificate. All our collection of Faberge eggs incorporate the original designs in style of Faberge and are crafted in the highest European traditions with quality materials and faultless workmanship.

Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920) stands as a representative of a vanished era: the era of the Tsar and the fabulously rich imperial court in Russia.

Eggs as symbols of creation and new life have been exchanged at Easter for hundreds of years. Throughout Europe, natural eggs were colored and given as gifts. In the eighteenth century, the practice of creating eggs out of glass, porcelain, wood, papier-mache, and precious metals and jewels was begun. The Russian goldsmiths and jewelers of the late nineteenth century mastered this art and created a variety of eggs in all sizes.

Miniature faberge eggs about half an inch long were made to be worn on a necklace and are found in an extraordinary variety of enameled colors and designs, frequently set with precious stones. Larger eggs, the size of chicken's eggs, were exquisitely enameled with flowers and foliage. Produced mainly by the Moscow gold and silversmiths, such as Khlebnikov, Ovchinnikov, and Ruckert, some of these eggs were fitted with small stands which screwed out from the interiors to enable each half of the egg to be converted into an egg cup. Others were made to enclose icons. The Easter eggs which Faberge produced for the Tsars were highly imaginative and ranged from the rather simple first imperial Easter egg to the complex creations of later years, such as the Orange Tree Egg of 1911.

Bonbonniere Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Bonbonniere Egg. 1900. Height 1 7/8". The silver-gilt body of this egg is enameled translucent white over a guilloche ground. Beneath one of the outer layers of the enameling are painted winery tree branches tied together with a bow. Chased gold laurel leaves divide the egg into quadrants, and trellised sections are set with diamonds, the cover has a thin, powder-blue enamel band with leaves and diamonds.

Bonbonniere Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Gold and Agate Easter Egg Bonbonniere. 1900. Height 3 1/4". This egg-shaped bonbonniere opens at the center and is applied with gold neo-rococo scrolls and flowers in an eighteenth-century English style.

Gold, Enamel, and Jeweled Easter Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsmen Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Gold, Enamel, and Jeweled Easter Egg. 1899. Height 3 ?". This egg, encircled with a band of diamonds, is enameled translucent pink, and the borders are enameled with roses on a matte gold ground. At one end, under a portrait diamond, are the initials BK for Barbara Kelch; the other end has the date 1899, also under a diamond. This egg originally contained a surprise which is now lost.

Imperial Alexander III Equestrian Egg Quote

Faberge. Imperial Alexander III Equestrian Egg. 1910. Height 6 1/8". This carved rock crystal egg contains a gold copy of the Troubetskoy bronze sculpture of Alexander III and was presented to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna by Nicholas II. The egg is mounted in platinum and set with diamonds

Imperial Cameo Egg Quote

Imperial Caucasus Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Caucasus Egg. 1893. Height 3 5/8". Tire surprise of this egg is under four diamond- and pearl-encrusted... Translucent red enamel over an engine-turned bosket-weave design forms the background for this egg. Behind the four "portals," each bearing one numeral of the date 1893 is a miniature, painted by Knjitski, of the imperial retreat at Abastouma in the Caucasus. Swags of varied shades of gold are held in place by diamond-studded, platinum bows. A portrait of the Grand Duke George Alexandrovich is visible through diamonds at the top and bottom of the egg. Grand Duke George, brother of Nicholas II, spent most of his time at Abastounuin for health-related reasons.

Imperial Clover Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perehin, St. Petersburg. . 1902. Height 3 3/8" This Art Nouveau egg, probably a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, is covered with plaque-a-jour green enamel and diamond-studded clover leaves, tied with. Ruby-set ribbons. The surprise has been lost.

Imperial Colonnade Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Colonnade Egg. Probably 1905. Height 11 1/4". This egg was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna to celebrate the birth of the Tsarevich Alexei in 1904. Bowenite columns wrapped in multicolored gold garlands with two doves in the center form a classical Temple of Love. The pink enameled dome has a chapter ring of diamond-set numbers which revolve, passing a diamond-set pointer that indicates the hour. The top of the dome is crowned with silver-gilt Cupid, complete with arrows and quiver. The four cherubs at the base of the temple represent the Tsarevich's four sisters.

Imperial Coronation Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin and Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Coronation Egg. 1897. Height of egg 5", height of carriage 31 11/15". This is truly one of the most fanciful and well-known of all of the imperial eggs. Given by Tsar Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna on the first Easter after their coronation, the egg is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Faberge's expertise at enameling in the round is apparent, with yellow translucent enamel over a guilloche sunburst-pattern ground. On top of the egg, gold laurel leaf forms a trellis with a black imperial eagle, set with a central diamond, at every intersection. The top of the egg is crowned with a table-cut diamond which reveals the Tsarina's Cyrillic initials "AF" in diamonds and red enamel. Inside the egg sits a coronation coach replica by George Stein. The coach, which took fifteen months to complete, is a creation of gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies, rock crystal, and blue and red enamel. Its doors, which bear the imperial emblem in gold and diamonds, have etched rock crystal windows. Steps drop from inside the carriage, which is articulated so that the front wheels, made of gold and rimmed in platinum, can turn realistically. The coach is topped with a diamond-set imperial crown. Missing from this masterpiece is an egg-shaped diamond which was once pendent from the ceiling of the interior.

Imperial Cross of St. George Egg Quote

Faberge. Imperial Cross of St. George Egg. 1916. Height 3 15/16". This egg was given by Nicholas 11 to the Dowager Empress Marie. It is enameled opalescent white over a guilloche ground with a faint tracery of laurel leaves and with a white and red miniature Cross of St. George in each diamond pattern. A circular medallion on each side of the egg is pendent from the sash of the order. One medallion is decorated with the Cross of St. George, and the other bears the profile of Nicholas II; both are hinged to reveal a surprise underneath. Under the cross is a portrait of Nicholas II and under the profile is a portrait of the Tsarevich.

Imperial Cuckoo Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Cuckoo Egg. 1900. Height 8 1/8" A gift from Nicholas II to the Tsarina in 1900. This playful egg served as a clock and a music box, the two elements working independently of each other. Outside, set on a translucent violet blue-enameled guilloche wave pattern, the baroque clock is decorated with multicolored gold cornucopias, tassels, and columns of translucent oyster enamel with burning golden pyres on top. The dial's Arabic numerals are set with diamonds. Diamonds dot the lace-like decoration beneath the clock, while leaves topped with pearls circle above it. The incurved sides of the base are enameled translucent lilac. When released by a mechanism, a rooster with real feathers pops up from a Moorish open-work screen and sings (by means of tiny bellows inside the egg) while its wings and beak move up and down with the music.

Imperial Tsarevich Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Tsarevich Egg. 1912. Height 5" This ornate, lapis-lazuli egg is overlaid with gold tracery, in the style of a Louis XV cage-work, of shells, scrolls, baskets of flowers, and putty. The top of the egg opens to reveal a diamond-studded Russian imperial eagle on a lapis-lazuli base, which serves as a frame for a miniature of the Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaevich.

Imperial Danish Palace Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Danish Palace Egg. 1895. Height 4" The egg is made of delicate translucent pink enamel over guilloche star-design ground. Gold palm leaf and diamond borders divide the egg into sections; and cabochon emeralds are set at each intersection. The top of the egg is set with a cabochon. Sapphire star mounted in rose-cut diamonds and set in gold. When the egg is opened, the surprise revealed is a screen of ten miniature mother-of-pearl panels, painted by Krijitski in 1891, which depict various palaces and residences of the Danish royal family and imperial yachts. The egg was given by Nicholas II to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna.

Imperial Egg with Revolving Miniatures Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Egg with Revolving Miniatures, ca. 1896. Height 10". One of the largest imperial eggs, this rock crystal egg is inset with miniatures of royal residences associated with the life of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. The miniatures are attached to a central gold column topped with a cabochon Siberian emerald, which rotates inside the egg. A diamond band vertically circles the egg, which rests on an ornate base of champlev? enamel. Within the design are the adopted Russian and original German monograms of the Tsarina, both crowned with diamonds.

Imperial Fifteenth-Anniversary Egg Quote

Faberge. Imperial Fifteenth-Anniversary Egg. 1911. Height 51/8". This egg, shown full-size, commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. The miniatures, painted on ivory and set on a background of oyster-colored enamel, were created by the artist Zuiev and depict Nicholas and Alexandra (for whom this was a gift), their children, and major events during the reign of the Tsar. Each miniature is framed by green leaf like bands of enamel bordered in gold and bound by a line of diamonds.

Imperial Gatchina Palace Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Gatchina Palace Egg. 1902. Height 5". The Gatchina Palace was the favorite residence of the Dowager Empress Marie, and it is celebrated in this delicate egg. The outside is made of opalescent white enamel over a moir? guilloche ground. Tiny seed pearls circumscribe the center and vertically band the egg, dividing it into sections. Each section is decorated with ribbon-tied swags of leaves from which are pendent symbols of the arts and sciences, favorite interests of the Dowager Empress. Inside is an exquisitely rendered miniature of the palace, created from four-colored gold, which is accurately detailed, right down to the flags waving in the wind.

Hoof Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Hoof Egg. 1890. Height 31/4". This simple, pale green bowenite egg is supported by four gold hoof-shaped legs. Gold swags tied with green gold are attached by pearls. A cabochon ruby forms the central knot of a diamond bow. When triggered, a round, framed portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, dressed in court costume and wearing a tiara, springs from the center.

Imperial Lilies-of-the-Valley Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perehin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Lilies-of-the-Valley Egg. 1898. Height 5 15/16". One of three Art Nouveau eggs created by Faberge (the others are the Pansy Egg, and the Clover Leaf Egg), this floral creation is a fantasy of nature. Translucent pink enamel over an engine-turned basket-weave ground is sectioned vertical bands of rose-cut diamonds. In each section, lilies-of-the-valley made of pearls with diamond edges spray from green and gold leaves. The legs supporting the egg are naturalistic, curving down and upward, catching a pearl that seems to have fallen off. The surprise is a set of three miniature portraits of Tsar Nicholas II and his two eldest daughters, Olga and Tatiana, surrounded by diamonds and painted on ivory by Johannes Zehngraf. This spring out of the egg when released by a pearl button and then fan open. Topping the portrait of the Tsar are an imperial crown of diamonds and a cabochon ruby resembling the hilt of a sword.

Imperial Madonna Lily Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perehin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Madonna Lily Egg. 1899. Height 10 ?". This varied-colored gold egg, which serves as a clock, is enameled translucent yellow over a guilloche ground. The chapter ring is enameled opaque white, and the hours are set with diamonds. The base is set with the year 1899 in diamonds, and a bunch of carved hard stone, diamond-set Madonna lilies spring from the top.

Imperial Monogram Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Monogram Egg. Before 1896. Height 3/4". The upper and lower halves of the Monogram Egg are each divided into six panels. Between each panel is a row of rose-cut diamonds with another row around the middle where the egg opens. Each panel contains a Cyrillic cipher in diamonds; of Alexander III in the lower half and of the Empress Marie Feodorovna in the upper half. On the top and bottom of the egg are large diamonds surrounded by smaller ones. The egg is of bright blue enamel with a design of red gold. There is a velvet lining for the surprise, which is now lost. The egg was possibly a gift for the Tsar's twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in 1892.

Imperial Napoleonic Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Napoleonic Egg. 1912. Height 4 5/8". On the occasion of the anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon at Borodino, this egg was a gift to the Dowager Empress Marie. The egg is of translucent green enamel over a sunburst-pattern guilloche ground. Military trophies fill each of the panels, which are framed by rose-cut diamonds and leafage. The egg contains a folding screen of six miniatures by Zuiev depicting the various regiments of which the Dowager Empress was honorary colonel. These are framed by a border of diamonds and green enameled laurel leaves. On the back of each panel is a green circular background, bordered by diamonds, which bears the diamond-encrusted Cyrillic monogram of Marie Feodorovna.

Imperial Orange Tree Egg Quote

Faberge. Imperial Orange Tree Egg. 1911. Height 10 3/4". Presented by Tsar Nicholas II to the Dowager Empress Marie, this egg bursts with the exuberance of spring. The tree is made of carved nephrite leaves dotted with white enamel blossoms with diamond centers. Oranges formed of pink diamonds, citrines, and amethysts, peek through the leaves. The tree is planted in white quartz gold trellised tub from which hang green enamel gold swags with cabochon ruby fasteners. The tub rests on a base of nephrite and is guarded by four nephrite posts topped by pearls. The surprise is a small song bird, with real feathers, which springs from beneath the upper leaves when a certain orange is turned.

Imperial Pansy Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Pansy Egg. 1899. Height 5 3/4" The second in Faberge's series of Art Nouveau eggs (Art New Eggs), the Pansy Egg is made of simply carved nephrite with five lavender pansies laden with rose-cut diamonds strewn across the egg. The base is a bold gilded silver swirl with diamond-set leaves. Inside, the surprise is a white enamel heart which rests on a multicolored gold easel bearing the date 1899, topped with a star made of diamonds. Enameled on the heart are eleven tiny oval red doors, each monogrammed, which cover miniature portraits of the imperial family. From left to right and top to bottom there are: Grand Duke George (younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II), Grand Duke Alexander (husband of Grand Duchess Xenia, sister to the Tsar), Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Irina, Grand Duchess Olga (Nicholas and Alexandra's first child), Grand Duchess Tatiana (their second child), Grand Duke Michael (the Tsar's youngest brother), Tsarina Alexandra, Grand Duke Andrew brother Grand Duchess Irina, Grand Duchesses Olga and Xenia, sisters of the Tsar.

Imperial Pelican Egg (open) Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin , St. Petersburg. Imperial Pelican Egg (open).

Imperial Pelican Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Pelican Egg. 1897. Height 4". Another in Faberge's series of eggs with fold-out surprises, the Pelican Egg was a gift from Nicholas II to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. The exterior of the rose-gold egg is etched with imperial eagles and laurel motifs. The egg is engraved with the dates, 1797-1897, and the inscription "Visit our vineyards, O Lord, and we shall live in Thee" vertically bands the egg. On top, a gold, diamond, and enamel pelican sits in a nest feeding her young. The egg opens into eight panels creating frames for ivory miniatures, painted by Johannes Zehngraf, which depict institutions founded by the Empress Marie (wife of Paul I) in 1797.

Imperial Peter the Great Egg Quote

Faberge. St. Petersburg. Imperial Peter the Great Egg. 1903. Height 4 1/4". This egg of varied-colored gold and platinum is mounted with miniatures of Nicholas II and Peter the Great and with views of the Winter Palace and of the Wooden Hut of Peter the Great. It is set with diamonds and rubies. It contains a miniature bronze model of the statue of Peter the Great which was commissioned by Catherine the Great of the French sculptor Falconet and was erected in St. Petersburg in 1782. This miniature bronze rests on a block of sapphire and is surrounded by a gold fence.

Imperial Red Cross Egg with Resurrection Triptych Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Red Cross Egg with Resurrection Triptych. 1915. Height 3 3/8". This egg was presented to the Tsarina Alexandra by Tsar Nicholas II. The outside is simple translucent white enamel over a guilloche ground (austere in contrast to the eggs of the more opulent past), with two translucent red enamel crosses bearing portraits of Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Olga. The egg opens to reveal a delicately painted triptych of the Resurrection. On the left side of the interior are the Cyrillic initials of the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, and the right side bears the date 1915.

Imperial Renaissance Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Renaissance Egg. 1894. Length 51/4". This was the last of the eggs ordered by Tsar Alexander III for his wife Marie Feodoroona before his death in November 1894. Inspired by an eighteenth-century egg in the Grunes Cewolbe, Dresden, this gray agate egg is covered with a trelliswork of translucent white enamel dotted with. rose-cut diamonds and rubies. A scrolled foliage pattern of red, white, green, and blue enamel form both the center band and the framing for the date, encrusted in diamonds and set on a red enamel oval. The: two halves are divided by a red enamel band studded with diamonds. The bottom half much simpler in design than the top is trisected. By three richly detailed blue fans, one of which serves as the clasp. The egg rests on its side still a base of green palmettos and golden sheaths on a translucent white background. At both ends of the egg are gold lion heads with gold rings through their mouths.

Imperial Renaissance Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsmen Michael Perchin. St. Petersburg. Imperial Renaissance Egg (open).

Imperial Rose Trellis Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Rose Trellis Egg. 1907. Height 3 3/16". Small enough to fit in the palm of one's hand, this 1907 egg was a gift to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. Its name refers to the "trellises" of diamonds that cress-cross its surface. The egg's "surprise" was probably an oval locket that has since been lost. Pink hard stone roses are airspace upon a delicate green translucent enamel background. The detailing, especially the tiny green rose leaves set amidst gold vines, makes this one of the most delicate of the eggs inspired by motifs from nature.

Imperial Rosebud Egg (open) Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Rosebud Egg (open).

Imperial Rosebud Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Rosebud Egg. 1895. Presented by Tsar Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, the Rosebud Egg. So called because of its surprise inside, is a red translucent enamel egg sparingly decorated with gold swags that are pendent from rose-cut diamonds. The top portion of the egg is adorned with. Gold laurel wreaths suspended from diamond-studded ribbons. Diamonds also form the central band of the egg as well as decorative panel divisions. When opened, the: egg reveals a yellow and green-enameled rosebud which opens to display a diamond and ruby imperial crown.

Imperial Rosebud Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Spring Flowers Egg. 1890. Height 31/4". A gift from Tsar Alexander III to the Empress Marie Feodorovna, this strawberry-red enameled egg with a guilloche, or engine-turned, ground, is laced with delicate neo-rococo gold scrolls and stands on a diamond-studded bowenite cushion, The surprise inside is a diamond-studded platinum basket bursting with white chalcedony wood anemones and translucent green leaves, Diamond garnets set in gold from the stamens of these tiny flowers.

Imperial Spring Flowers Egg (Open) Quote

Faberge. Craftsmen Michael Perchin. St. Petersburg. Imperial Spring Flowers Egg (Open).

Imperial Standart Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Standart Egg. Probably 1909. Height 6 1/8". The gold replica of the imperial yacht is contained within this rock crystal egg. The egg is supported on the tails of carved lapis-lazuli dolphins. The eagle-form grips on either side are also of lapis lazuli. The rock crystal base is gold-mounted and enameled in white, green, and blue.

Imperial Trans-Siberian Railway Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Trans-Siberian Railway Egg. Probably 1901. Height of egg 10.1", length of train 15 I/l6" The debut of the Trans-Siberian railway in 1900 was a major event and was celebrated by the presentation of this egg [room. Tsar Nicholas II to the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. A silver band around the middle of the egg is inscribed with "Great Siberian Railway, 1900" and engraved with the route of the line from Moscow to Vladivostok. The top and bottom of the egg are enameled translucent green, and the egg is topped with an imperial eagle. The base is formed by three gryphon’s, with arms extended, wielding shields and swords. The egg contains an articulated jewel-set gold and platinum replica of the train, which moves when wound with its gold key.

Imperial Uspensky Cathedral Egg Quote

Faberge. Imperial Uspensky Cathedral Egg. 1904. Height 14 ?". Given by Tsar Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, this egg, made of varied-colored gold and enamel, is a representation of the Uspensky Cathedral, within the walls of the Kremlin, where the Tsars were crowned. Two of the Kremlin towers have clocks. A representation of the interior of the cathedral, including the high altar and icons, is visible through the windows. A hymn is played when the mechanism is wound with its gold key.

Imperial Romanov Tercentenary Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Imperial Romanov Tercentenary Egg. 1913. Height 7 5/16". Celebrating three hundred years of Romanov rule, this gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna is mounted with portraits painted on ivory of eighteen Romanov rulers. These small portraits are surrounded by gold imperial eagles and crowns which almost entirely cover the surface of the egg but leave traces of white enamel showing through. The egg contains a steel globe, one half of which depicts the territory of the Russian empire in 1613, the other half of which depicts the extent of the empire three hundred years later. The egg is mounted on a purporting base.

Imperial Memory Azova Egg Quote

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Imperial Memory Azova Egg. 1891. Height 7/8" .From. 1890 to 1891, the future Tsar Nicholas II then heir to the throne, made a world tour aboard on the vessel Memory Azova. This egg commemorates that voyage. The egg is carved of jasper and is applied with diamond-set neo-rococo scrolls. Inside, a. model of the ship, from the workshop of August Hollming: is wrought in gold and platinum with miniature detailing, including gold rigging, anchor chains, life boats, and smokestacks, The ship rests on an aquamarine base.

Pine Cone Egg Quote

Faberge, Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Pine Cone Egg. 1900. Height 3 3/4" This egg is composed of overlapping disks enameled translucent deep blue over a guilloche ground with diamond-set borders. One end bears the date 1900, each of whose digits appears beneath a portrait diamond. The egg contains, as a surprise, a miniature elephant automaton mounted with a gold rug enameled translucent red and green and set with diamonds. A mahout is seated on the elephant's back. When wound with its gold key, the elephant walks with a swaying motion, swinging its tail and turning its head.

Seven Miniature Easter Eggs Quote

Faberge. Seven Miniature Easter Eggs. Heights 5/8" to 1 1/8". (Clockwise from top left) Swan Egg. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom. St. Petersburg, 1899-1908. A woven gold basket forms the lower half of this egg, and the upper half is chased with a floating swan decorated with colored stones. Hatching Chick Egg. Craftsman unknown. Date unknown. Deep blue enamel forms the background for this downy yellow-painted chick emerging from its shell. Scrollwork Egg. Craftsman August Hollming, St. Petersburg. 1900-1915. Emerald-cut pieces of crystal are intertwined in this open-scrollwork gold egg. Flower Egg. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. 1886-1903. six pastes form a flower on this gold egg. Fish Egg. Craftsman unknown. Date unknown. This small fish, with ruby eyes and a pearl mouth, has fins and a tail of gold.

Silver and Shaded Enamel Easter Egg Quote

Craftsman unknown. Probably Fyodor Ruckert. Moscow. Silver and Shaded Enamel Easter Egg. 1900. Height 2 3/8". Finely enameled with flowers and leafage on a cream ground, this egg is set with colored hard stone cabochons.

Silver-gilt and Enamel Easter Egg Quote

Gregory Pankratiev. Moscow. Silver-gilt and Enamel Easter Egg. 1910. Height 3". This egg is enameled in red with a cross edged by blue and surrounded by multicolored, stylized scrolling foliage on a gilded stippled ground.

Silver-gilt and Shaded Enamel Easter Egg Quote

Fyodor Ruckert. Moscow. Silver-gilt and Shaded Enamel Easter Egg. 1900. Height 3 1/2 Enameled en plain with a winged infant holding a banner inscribed in Cyrillic, "Christ is Raised." This figure is flanked on one side by doves and by a nest holding three eggs on the other. The surround and back of the egg are enameled with colorful foliage on an avocado ground.

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