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It was created in 1912 for Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna as a tribute by Peter Carl Faberge to her son the Tsarevich Alexis (Alexei). The egg currently resides in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The goldwork includes two Imperial double-headed eagles, as well as cupids, canopies, floral scrolls, flower baskets, and garlands. Two large diamonds, one at the top and one at the bottom, are encrusted into the egg’s surface, showing the initials of Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna, the year 1912 and the Imperial crown.  The “surprise” inside is a Russian double-headed Imperial eagle with a miniature portrait of the Czarevich Alexis, set in platinum and encrusted with diamonds.  The Imperial eagle holds the orb and scepter representative of the Romanov crown jewels. The intricate frame sits on a lapis lazuli base and can be completely removed from inside the egg.

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1912 Tsarevich Royal Russian Egg

Estimate $400 - $600Jul 01