Imperial Tsarevich Egg by Fabergé

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Mark Cartwright
by Diaper
published on 03 May 2021
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The 1912 Imperial Tsarevich 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 gold and six lapis lazuli sections with diamond decoration. The latticework in gold shows double-headed eagles, and at the top of the egg is a large flat diamond. The surprise is a miniature painting by Zuiev in a large ornate diamond-studded frame, again of a double-headed eagle design. The portrait is of Tsarevich Alexei, the only son of the tsar and the empress. The egg measures 12.4 cm (4.9 in) in height.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA.

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Diaper, . (2021, May 03). Imperial Tsarevich Egg by Fabergé. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13964/imperial-tsarevich-egg-by-faberge/

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Diaper, . "Imperial Tsarevich Egg by Fabergé." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 May 2021. Web. 28 Sep 2021.