The Easter Egg "Spring Flowers" (1885-1890)
- Series: Other Eggs
- Company: House of Faberg?
- Made in: 1885-1890 St. Petersburg, Russia
The Spring Flowers egg, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Spring Flowers egg, has been considered one of the Imperial Easter eggs attributed to Peter Carl Faberg? (and therefore one of the Faberg? eggs). If it is an authentic Imperial egg, then the Spring Flowers egg would have been the first in the series of "flower eggs" and would have been created between 1885 and 1890.
Design and Materials
- Materials used: Gold, Diamonds, Rubies, Pearls, Enamel
- Height: 8,3 cm (3,27 in)
The Spring Flowers egg consists of a case made of white maple covered in leather with steel hinges and clasps containing a smaller egg (the official "Faberg?" egg) decorated in red enamel and gold scroll work placed upright on a small stand of carved bowenite.
Surprise - Bower of Flowers
The Faberg? egg opens vertically to reveal a fully removable bower of flowers made of garnets and white chalcedony in a basket of platinum. The height of the bower inside it is 3,8 cm (1.5 in).
Current Ownership and Location
- Year of acquisition and current owner: 2004 Viktor Vekselberg / The Link of Times Foundation
- Location: Museum of Faberg? in St. Petersburg, Russia
Reference: Wikipedia "Spring Flowers (Faberg? egg)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Flowers_(Faberg%C3%A9_egg)
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