Romanov Tercentenary Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Shakko
published on 03 May 2021
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The 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). The egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917) to his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. It commemorated the 300th anniversary of the Romanov ruling dynasty. The egg is made of gold with opalescent white enamel chased with designs of double-headed eagles and crowns. The exterior is covered with 18 miniature portraits of Romanov rulers by Zuiev. Inside the egg is a globe of two halves made of gilt and blue steel which shows the extent of the Russian empire in 1613. It measures 18.6 cm (7.3 in) in height.

Armoury Museum, Kremlin, Moscow.

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