Faberge These Eggs each had some sort of surprise in each design. Some would utilize clockwork to move pieces, others followed the tradition of matryoshka (stacking dolls) by having different things hidden within the eggs. The most expensive of these Eggs was almost 3.5 million American dollars in today's currency. Fifty Eggs were made however only 42 have survived.
(3) FABERGE egg__Theo Faberge __" Winter Egg " A fusion of winter ice and festive cheer. The winter egg is a celebration of Christmas and the winter season. Made of cobalt blue and clear crystal and set with the Imperial Crown of Russia. Delicate bows and holly decorate the Egg. On opening the Egg, the sterling silver base is engine turned in a starburst pattern. The vermeil crown winds up a music box that plays "Silent Night".
Este precioso colgante es de brillantes y de una piedra que se llama mecca, le pido a los expertos en joyas que nos digan algo sobre ella. Fue hecho por Faberge y comprado por la zarina María Feodorovna en 1911, ahora es de un coleccionista privado.
Over the next three decades, Carl Faberge would create another 49 eggs for Russia's last two tsars. Pictured is the Winter Egg, one of his most famous, crafted from rock crystal and etched with platinum and diamonds to resemble frost. The 14-centimeter egg opens to reveal a bejeweled basket of spring flowers.
The surprise is a platinum double-handled trelliswork basket, set with rose-diamonds and full of wood anemones, suspended from a platinum hook, each flower realistically carved from a single piece of white quartz with gold wire stem and stamens, the centre set with a demantoid garnet, some carved half open or in a bud, the leaves delicately carved in nephrite, emerging from a bed of gold moss, thebase of the basket engraved in Roman letters "Fabergé 1913".