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NameThe Friendship (or Hoof) Egg

Date1890

ProvenancePresented by Czarina Alexandra to one of her friends

Made inSt. Petersburg

Work-masterMichael Perkhin

MarksN/A

Mediared gold, bowenite, diamonds, rubies and pearls

Size8,3 cm tall

TechniquesN/A

Kept inForbes collection
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This simple, pale green bowenite egg is supported by four gold hoof-shaped legs. Gold swags tied with green gold are attached by pearls. A cabochon ruby forms the central knot of a diamond bow. When triggered, a round, framed portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, dressed in court costume and wearing a tiara, springs from the center.

We received the picture and present data from Marie-Lyse Tremblay. Thank you a lot!

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