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Name Cradle with Garlands or Love Trophies Egg

Date 1907

Provenance Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna

Made in St. Petersburg

Work-master Henrik Wigström

Marks Fabergé, H. W., 56, kokoshnik

Media gold, diamonds, rubies, pearls, white onyx and silk

Size 14,6 cm tall

Techniques enamel, watercolour on ivory

Kept in Robert M. Lee Private Collection, USA
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eggThis gold Egg in the Louis XVI style, is enameled translucent pale blue and decorated with a band composed of painted enamel roses and translucent emerald green enameled leaves, panels of oyster enamel and bands of scrolls and acanthus in colored gold. The Egg is supported in a gold cradle by four columns modeled as love trophies with Cupid's sets of arrows set with diamonds. The whole is supported on a carved oval white onyx base and stands on four bun feet in chased colored gold.

inThe now missing surprise was made of white enamel, ruby, pearls, rose-cut diamonds, watercolor (possibly on ivory), probably gold. According to the original invoice the surprise was a miniature representing all the imperial children. (source: http://www.mieks.com/Faberge2/Eggs.htm)

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