Imperial Colonnade Egg by Fabergé

Server Costs Fundraiser 2024

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate and contribute to covering our server costs in 2024. With your support, millions of people learn about history entirely for free every month.
$3218 / $18000


Mark Cartwright
by Jafd88
published on 03 May 2021
Imperial Colonnade Egg by Fabergé Download Full Size Image

The 1910 Imperial Colonnade 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 from gold with pink enamel while the temple support consists of six bowenite columns. The egg has a rotating clock device with diamond numerals and is topped by a gilded cupid. Four silver-gilded female cherubs sit on the circular base. Within the columns are two platinum doves. The two doves represent the tsar and his wife while their four daughters are represented by the cherubs and their only son by the cupid. The whole object measures 28 cm (11 in) in height.

Royal Collection, London.

Remove Ads

Cite This Work

APA Style

Jafd88. (2021, May 03). Imperial Colonnade Egg by Fabergé. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Jafd88. "Imperial Colonnade Egg by Fabergé." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 03, 2021.

MLA Style

Jafd88. "Imperial Colonnade Egg by Fabergé." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 May 2021. Web. 21 Jul 2024.