Imperial Napoleonic Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Chuck Redden
published on 02 May 2021

The 1912 Imperial Napoleonic Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). The egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917) to his mother the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. It commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Russian wars against Napoleon. The egg is made of gold with green and red enamel and the exterior is set with rose diamonds. Inside the egg is a screen of six connected miniature paintings by Zuiev. The pictures show members of the regiments of which the Dowager Empress was the honorary colonel. It measures 12.6 cm (5 in) in length.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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