The Easter Egg "Fifteenth Anniversary" (1911)
The Fifteenth Anniversary egg (also known as the Love Trophies egg) is an Imperial Faberge egg, one of a series of fifty-four jeweled enameled Easter eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé for the Russian Imperial family. It was an Easter 1911 gift for Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna from her husband Tsar Nicholas II, who had a standing order of two Fabergé Easter eggs every year, one for his mother and one for his wife. Its 1911 counterpart presented to the Dowager Empress is the Bay Tree egg.
- Series: Imperial Egg
- Company: House of Faberge
- Made in: 1911 St. Petersburg, Russia
Design and Materials
- Workmaster: Mikhail Yevlampievich Perkhin (Michael Perchin)
- Materials used: Gold, Green and White Enamel, Diamonds, Rock Crystal
- Height: 13,2 cm (5,2 in) when closed
The egg is made of gold, green and white enamel, decorated with diamonds and rock crystal. The surface is divided into eighteen panels set with 16 miniatures. The egg's design commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the coronation of Nicholas II on 26 May 1896.
Surprise - none
There is no "surprise" in the egg.
Current Ownership and Location
- Year of acquisition and current owner: 2004 Viktor Vekselberg / The Link of Times Foundation
- Location: Museum of Fabergé in St. Petersburg, Russia
Reference: Wikipedia "Fifteenth Anniversary (Fabergé egg)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteenth_Anniversary_(Faberg%C3%A9_egg)
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