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Revolving miniatures Egg Faberge 1896

Egg with the revolving miniatures, also known as Egg of Rock crystal, is created by Faberge by request of Nikolay II as a gift to the wife, Alexander Fyodorovn for Easter of 1896. Is stored in a museum of the fine arts of Virginia, Richmond, the USA.



Revolving miniatures egg
Rock crystal Egg

Master Michael Perkhin, miniatures — Johannes Zengraf

Stamp ?

Materials Rock crystal, gold, emeralds diamonds of transparent emerald-green, opaque white, orange and dark blue enamel.

The sizes height 24,8 cm.

Technics of execution ?

Egg with a surprise Faberge 1896

Origin Nikolay II Alexandra Fedorovna gift for Easter of 1896. In 1930 it is sold Antiques Gallery New York. 1945 - Lillian Thomas Pratt. 1947 - it is presented to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA.

It is stored Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA.

The egg Revolving Miniatures also known as Egg of Rock crystal, is made of rock crystal, gold, an emerald of the siberian of a cabochon, diamonds, transparent emerald-green, opaque white, orange and dark blue enamel. Two half of rock crystal are fastened by a narrow strip of gold decorated with diamonds, At top there is a 27-KARAT emerald, possibly biggest jewel used in Imperial Easter eggs. Egg is strengthened on a round pedestal of rock crystal. And has the monogram of the Queen as Princess Alex-Darmstadt before her marriage, and as Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia, 12 miniatures, Are created in gold and rotate round the gold cylinder, which passes vertically through the center of egg. By Clicking on the emerald a miniature open as book pages, so that two of miniatures could be completely visible. Each miniature represents a residence of the Tsarina to Germany to Great Britain and Russia.

Look at others, jewelry of empresses, Egg mauve enamel and Lilies of the valley.



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