Orange Tree Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Ninara
published on 03 May 2021

The 1911 Orange Tree 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. The egg is made of nephrite, white quartz, gold, and enamel. It is set with diamonds, pearls, and rubies. Inside the tree is a singing automaton bird, which is operated by pushing on a jewelled fruit - the bird then emerges through a hinged opening in the top leaves. The egg measures 26.7 cm (10.5 in) in height.

Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg.

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