|Name||Nephrite Egg or Alexander III Medallion Egg|
|Provenance||Presented by Nicholas II to Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna|
|Made in||St. Petersburg|
|Work-master||Probably Mikhail Perkhin - miniatures, possibly by Johannes Zehngraf (1857-1908)|
|Media||Nephrite, gold, diamonds, watercolor on ivory or mother of pearl|
|Kept in||Whereabouts unknown|
The 1902 Empire Nephrite Egg, also known as Alexander III Medallion Egg unfortunately is one of the missing Eggs. The Egg was probably made of nephrite, gold, diamonds and possibly watercolor on ivory or mother of pearl.
Thought to have been made of nephrite in the Empire style with a golden base and decorated with diamonds and a medallion portrait of the late tsar Alexander III.
It is possible that the surprise from the Alexander III Medallion Egg was exhibited in Belgrave Square, London in 1935. The exhibition catalog mentions a "miniature of Alexander III by Zehngraf in a nephrite frame, lent by Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia". Unfortunately no images are known. (from: http://www.mieks.com/Faberge2/Eggs.htm)