Trellis Egg (1907)
the death of Alexander III, his son Czar Nicholas II carried on the tradition
of giving a jewelled egg to the Czarina, Alexandra Feodorovna. The original
of this egg was one such a gift in 1907. The background has a machine-turned,
all-over textured pattern in transparent light green enamel. The trellis,
set with rose-cut diamonds, contours the egg and is topped by a large
diamond. In between the trellis are roses enameled in shades of pink,
with vinelike branches in gold and leaves of dark green enamel.
carefully designed, top quality tin egg is inspired by the priceless
original of Carl Fabergé. It measures 69mm wide by 110mm in length.
designers have patterned the inside of the egg with an authentic
velvety red background and gold trellis overlay, in keeping with
the originals, but without attempting to reproduce their wonderful