|Name||The Friendship (or Hoof) Egg|
|Provenance||Presented by Czarina Alexandra to one of her friends|
|Made in||St. Petersburg|
|Media||red gold, bowenite, diamonds, rubies and pearls|
|Size||8,3 cm tall|
|Kept in||Forbes 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!