Bonbonniere Egg

Faberge. Craftsman Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg. Bonbonniere Egg. 1900. Height 1 7/8". The silver-gilt body of this egg is enameled translucent white over a guilloche ground. Beneath one of the outer layers of the enameling are painted winery tree branches tied together with a bow. Chased gold laurel leaves divide the egg into quadrants, and trellised sections are set with diamonds, the cover has a thin, powder-blue enamel band with leaves and diamonds. The Forbes Magazine Collection, New York.

Bonbonniere Egg

Faberge. Craftsman Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Gold and Agate Easter Egg Bonbonniere. 1900. Height 3 1/4". This egg-shaped bonbonniere opens at the center and is applied with gold neo-rococo scrolls and flowers in an eighteenth-century English style. Courtesy of Hillwood Museum.


Faberge. Craftsmen Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg. Gold, Enamel, and Jeweled Easter Egg. 1899. Height 3 ?". This egg, encircled with a band of diamonds, is enameled translucent pink, and the borders are enameled with roses on a matte gold ground. At one end, under a portrait diamond, are the initials BK for Barbara Kelch; the other end has the date 1899, also under a diamond. This egg originally contained a surprise which is now lost. The Royal Collection, London.

Imperial Alexander III Equestrian Egg

Faberge. Imperial Alexander III Equestrian Egg. 1910. Height 6 1/8". This carved rock crystal egg contains a gold copy of the Troubetskoy bronze sculpture of Alexander III and was presented to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna by Nicholas II. The egg is mounted in platinum and set with diamonds. The Armory Museum, Moscow.
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