John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Art on Sunday: Rose Trellis Egg

House of Fabergé (est. 1842), workmaster Henrik Wigström (1862 – 1923)
Rose Trellis Egg, 1907
Gold, enamel, diamonds
Rose Trellis Egg
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Tsar Nicholas II presented this egg to his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna, to commemorate the birth of the tsarevich, Alexei Nicholaievich. The egg contained as a surprise a diamond necklace and an ivory miniature portrait of the tsarevich framed in diamonds. Man, that's what I call a good Easter egg. The one I found at church today just had some stickers in it.

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