Studio of FABERGÉ Karl (Carl), (Russia) Title : Egg-shaped box Date : ca 1890 Category : Silver Medium : : Silver egg-shaped box, finely repoussé and chased with rocaille scrolling, the hinged lid similarly decorated
The Imperial Coronation Egg, Faberge. The egg was made to commemorate the 1896 Coronation of Czar Nicholas II. The valuable piece of Russian history was then presented as a gift to his spouse, the Tsaritsa, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.
The Hen Egg, was the first egg. The story began when Tsar Alexander III decided to give a jewelled Easter egg to his wife the Empress Marie Fedorovna, in possibly to celebrate the anniversary of their betrothal