Catherine the great egg Faberge 1914

Egg Catherine the great - is created by Faberge's jeweler house as the Gift of Emperor Nikolay II to the mother Maria Fiodorovna for Easter of 1914. In 1973 it is presented to the Museum Hillvud, Washington, the USA.

Catherine the great egg 1914

Master Miniatures Vasily Zuyev

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Materials it is made of gold, pink and opaque white enamel, diamonds, pearls and a velvet. The surprise of egg nowadays lost, a mechanical stretcher, were made of gold, enamel and possibly diamonds.

The sizes Height: 12,1 see.

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Origin Nikolay's II gift to the mother Maria Fiodorovna. In 1927 it is sold as one of Imperial Eggs to Gallery Hammer New-York. 1931, it is bought Eleonor Barzin as a gift on birthday for her mother, Marjorie Meriveter Post. In 1973 Marjorie Meriveter Post's collection, it is presented to the Museum Hillvud, Washington, the District of Columbia, the USA.

It is stored Museum Hillvud, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Faberge created egg Catherine the great for Nikolay II, as a gift of his mother, Maria Fiodorovna. In the easter morning 1914 Vasily Zuyev drew two rectangular miniatures with allegorical scenes of arts and sciences of the French artist Francois Bushe. According to the letter from Maria Fiodorovna to her sister, the Queen Alexandra, a surprise in this Egg there was mechanical stretcher, with Catherine the great inside which are born by two cherubs.

Pay attention, on other eggs created for a family of the Emperor Faberge jeweler house, the last egg created practically without budget restriction egg Mosaic, and the last egg presented by Nikolay II of the mother egg Order of Saint George.