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
A Fabergé egg (Russian) is a jeweled egg made by the House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. Most were miniature eggs that were popular gifts at Easter. They were worn on a neck chain either singly or in groups. The most famous eggs produced by the House were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia; these are often referred to as the 'Imperial' Fabergé eggs.
Imperial Easter Eggs made by the jeweler Peter Carl Faberge. The most were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia; these are often referred to as the 'Imperial' Fabergé eggs. Of the 50 made, 42 have survived. A further two eggs, the Constellation and Karelian Birch eggs, were planned for 1918 but not delivered, as Nicholas II and his family were assassinated that year, and Nicholas had abdicated the crown the year before.
Peter the Great Egg, 1903. Presented by Nicholas II to Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna. Red, green, and yellow gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphire, ivory, bronze, rock crystal. Kept in Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection).
(1) FABERGE eggs__Russian The 'ROYAL Danish' (or Danish Silver Jubilee') made for Tzar Nicholas to give to his Mother Easter 1903. The egg was made to commemorate her trip to Denmark for the 40th Anniversary of her fathers accession to the throne. The Dowager Empress was born Danish princess Dagmar ~ daughter of King Christian IX. This egg was one of the largest Faberge ever made. The surprise inside is a double sided miniature screen with portraits of both the Dowagers parents.