The Easter Egg "Renaissance" (1894)
The Renaissance egg is a jeweled agate Easter egg made by Mikhail Perkhin under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé in 1894. The egg was made for Alexander III of Russia, who presented it to his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna. It was the last egg that Alexander presented to Maria.
- Series: Imperial Egg
- Company: House of Fabergé
- Made in: 1894 St. Petersburg, Russia
Design and Materials
- Workmaster: Mikhail Yevlampievich Perkhin (Michael Perchin)
- Materials used: Gold, Agate, Diamonds, Rubies, Enamel Length: 13,3 cm (5,2 in.)
The surprise is lost, but it has been speculated that the surprise was pearls. Another theory, advanced by Christopher Forbes, is that the surprise for the Renaissance egg is the Resurrection egg, which perfectly fits the curvature of the Renaissance Egg's shell and has a similar decoration in enamel on the base. It was also shown at the same 1902 showcase at the Renaissance Egg. The Resurrection egg has no inventory number, which would speak in favor of this theory.
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 "Renaissance (Fabergé egg)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_(Faberg%C3%A9_egg)
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