The Mosaic Egg, made by Faberge as one of the Imperial Easter eggs given to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna by Tsar Nicholas II. The egg retains its original surprise: a cameo of the couple’s five children. 1914.
FABERGE RUSSIAN SILVER & ENAMEL EGG w STAND - Incredible Russian
silver & cobalt enamel egg by Faberge. Has intricate raised design
depicting the Russian double headed eagle, torches, wreaths and
griffins. Mounted with Cabochon garnets to top and bottom. Gold wash
Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg - Henrik Wigström for Fabergé, 1915.
This enameled silver egg was presented to his mother, the Dowager Empress Marie, by Tsar Nicholas II as an Easter present in 1915; the Dowager Empress was head of the Russian branch of the Red Cross. Upon the outbreak of World War I the Imperial palaces were converted to hospitals in which five members of the Tsar’s family served as nurses. The egg holds a gold and mother-of-pearl screen containing their portraits painted on ivory (from left to right, second photo): Nicholas’ sister Olga, his daughter Olga, his wife Alexandra, his daughter Tatiana, and his first cousin Marie.
A Faberge Gold, Enamel and Ruby Egg made in St. Petersburg between 1899
and 1901. The egg is covered with a salmon pink guilloche enamel. The
front is centered with a bezel-set round faceted ruby flanked by two
overlapping chased green gold garlands, each set with a small ruby. The
detachable gold fitting is marked on the suspension ring with 56
zolotnik standard (14K), with initials of St. Petersburg assay master
Yakov Liapunov and workmaster’s initials ’ E K ’ for Erik Kollin.