Imperial Caucasus Egg by Fabergé

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by James Petts
published on 03 May 2021

The 1893 Imperial Caucasus Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). The egg was given by Tsar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894) to his wife Marie Feodorovna. It commemorates their son Grand Duke George Alexandrovich's time in Abastumani in the Caucasus. The egg is made of gold, silver, and platinum with red enamel. There are additional decorations using diamonds, pearls, crystal, and ivory. Four panels open to reveal miniature paintings. Each door has a number which together form '1893'. The egg measures 9.2 cm (3.6 in) in height.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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