Danish Palaces Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by James Petts
published on 03 May 2021
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The 1890 Danish Palaces Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). The egg was given by Tsar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894) to his wife Marie Feodorovna. The egg is made of gold and pale rose enamel. The top of the egg has a star sapphire and additional decoration is given with emeralds and diamonds. The surprise inside the egg is a series of ten connected miniature paintings with gold frames. The paintings by Konstantin Krijitski show residences in Denmark and Russia which were favourites of the empress. The egg measures 10.2 cm (4 in) in height.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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