The Easter Egg "Order of St. George" (1916)
The Order of St. George Egg, also called the Cross of St. George Egg is the last Imperial egg of Fabergé that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna received as a gift on Easter from her son, Empire Nicholas II, in 1916. This beautiful jeweled enameled Easter egg was made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Carl Fabergé In the next year, Carl started to work on the Karelian Birch egg that was intended for Maria on Easter 1917, but it never reached her because of the country was broken by two revolutions.
- Series: Imperial Egg
- Company: House of Fabergé
- Made in: 1916 St. Petersburg, Russia
Design and Materials
- Materials used: Gold, Silver, Jewels, Enamel
- Height: 8,4 cm (3,3 in) when closed
Made during World War I, the Order of St. George egg commemorates the Order of St. George that was awarded to Emperor Nicholas and his son, the Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaievich. The Order of St. George egg, and its counterpart the Steel Military egg were given a modest design, in keeping with the austerity of World War I.
Surprise - Family Portraits
There are two miniature portraits of Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich below the Crosses of St. George on a medallion from both sides.
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 "Order of St. George (Fabergé egg)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St._George_(Faberg%C3%A9_egg)
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