The Easter Egg "Rosebud" (1895)

The Easter Egg "Rosebud" (1895)
«The Easter Egg "Rosebud" (1895)»

The Rosebud egg is a jeweled enameled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé in 1895, for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented the egg to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It was the first egg that Nicholas presented to Alexandra.


  • Series: Imperial Egg
  • Company: House of Fabergé
  • Made in: 1895 St. Petersburg, Russia

Design and Materials

  • Workmaster: Mikhail Yevlampievich Perkhin (Michael Perchin)
  • Materials used: Gold, Diamonds, Enamel Height: 6,8 cm (2,68 in.)


The Rosebud egg with the lost surprises. The egg opens like a bonbonnière to reveal a yellow-enameled rosebud, in which the two surprises were originally contained. The surprises are missing, but they were a golden crown, with diamonds and rubies, and cabochon ruby pendant. The crown was a reference to Alexandra Feodorovna's new role as Empress of Russia, following the accession to the throne of her husband, Nicholas II of Russia.

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 "Rosebud (Fabergé egg)" 

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