Fabergé -- Trans-Siberian Railway Egg -- 1900 - Presented as a gift by Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra - Egg: Gold & Silver; Green, blue & orange enamel; Onyx & velvet lining - Train: Gold, platinum, rose-cut diamonds, rubies & rock crystal -- The silver egg with a hinged lid, a map of Russia engraved on the center section -- The "surprise" is a working model of the train inserted into the egg, section by section. Belonging to the Kremlin Armoury Museum -- Moscow, Russia
In Russia, the swan is considered a symbol of family life and the permanence of the bond of marriage. Swans always live in pairs and are devoted to each other all their lives. Therefore, it was most appropriate to present the Imperial Swan Egg to the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna on the occasion of her 40th wedding anniversary. The egg is made of opaque mauve enamel with a crystal encrusted trellis design. The surprise inside the egg is a swan which also holds a pendant.
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The Tsarevich Egg, presented to Empress Alexandra to commemorate Tsarevich Alexei’s recovery from his nearly fatal hemophilia attack in 1912
Imperial Faberge Lily Madonna Egg
Faberge Imperial Egg-Colonnade-1910
1903 The Royal Danish egg (also known as the Danish Jubilee egg) is a jewelled enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented the egg to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. One of eight Fabergé eggs that are currently lost, it is one of two eggs whose existence is known only from a single photograph,