Materials Egg - gold, transparent red and opaque white enamel, diamonds. A rose bud - the gold, opaque greenish-yellow enamel. A crown - gold, diamonds and rubies, a coulomb - a ruby.
The sizes Height 7.4 cm.
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Origin The future Russian emperor Nikolay II has presented to the spouse Alexander Fedorovne in 1895 for Easter. 1927 it is sold, Emanuel Snouman Wartski, London. With 1935, belonged to Charles Parsons, London. It is sold by Henry Talbot de Beliefs Clifton, Great Britain. 1962 - an unknown 1985. 1985 Forbes collection, New York. 2004 - Sotheby's, New York - Viktor Vekselberg collection, Moscow.
It is stored Viktor Vekselberg collection, Moscow, Russia.
Egg is covered by transparent red enamel and lines of diamonds. At egg top the large diamond through which date 1894 is visible is established. Egg surprise is the rosebud, a symbol of love of pair to each other. The bud in turn originally contained two tiny surprises, nowadays lost, a tiny exact copy of the Imperial crown symbolizing new life Aleksandry Fedorovny as the Empress of Russia, and a ruby coulomb.