Alexander III Equestrian Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Shakko
published on 03 May 2021
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The 1910 Alexander III Equestrian 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 commemorates the unveiling of a statue of Tsar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894) in St. Petersburg in 1910. The egg is made of rock crystal with platinum mounts and decorated with rose diamonds. The gold equestrian figure is Tsar Alexander III, and it stands on a lapis-lazuli pedestal. It measures 13.5 cm (5.3 in) in height.

Armoury Museum, Kremlin, Moscow.

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