Mosaic Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Gregor Maclennan
published on 03 May 2021
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The 1914 Mosaic Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). The egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917) to his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. The egg is made of platinum set with a mosaic design of flowers. The pieces of the mosaic are diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, topazes, and garnets. The surprise inside the egg is a sepia grisaille enamel showing miniature portraits of the tsar's children. The pedestal and frame is of gold and decorated with diamonds and pearls. The egg measures 9.2 cm (3.6 in) in height.

Royal Collection, London.

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Maclennan, G. (2021, May 03). Mosaic Egg by Fabergé. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13950/mosaic-egg-by-faberge/

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