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Name Alexander II Commemorative Egg

Date 1909

Provenance Presented by Nicholas II to his mother Maria Fyodorovna

Made in St. Petersburg

Work-master Probably Henrik Wigström

Marks N/A

Media platinum, gold, diamonds, lapis lazuli

Size ca. 9,5 cm tall

Techniques carving, enamel

Kept in Whereabouts unknown, the Egg was lost or missing
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eggThe platinum Egg was completely covered in matt white enamel with gold lines. Lozenge-shape diamond clusters are positioned around the middle of the Egg, each with diamond-set baskets, flowers and ribbons. Portrait diamonds were set at either end, no doubt covering the monogram of the Dowager Empress and the date.

The Alexander II commemorative Egg is only known through this black and white Fabergé photograph, unfortunately not showing the surprise. This Egg has been out of public view since before the October Revolution of 1917.

inThe surprise was a miniature, gold bust of Alexander II on a lapis lazuli pedestal and rose-cut diamonds.

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