The Easter Egg "Spring Flowers" (1885-1890)
- Series: Other Eggs
- Company: House of Fabergé
- 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 Fabergé (and therefore one of the Fabergé 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 "Fabergé" egg) decorated in red enamel and gold scroll work placed upright on a small stand of carved bowenite.
Surprise - Bower of Flowers
The Fabergé 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 Fabergé in St. Petersburg, Russia
Reference: Wikipedia "Spring Flowers (Fabergé egg)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Flowers_(Faberg%C3%A9_egg)
Image ©2017 www.Moscow-Driver.com by Arthur Lookyanov
About Me in Short
My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website Moscow-Driver.com from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.
See you in Moscow!