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Rose Trellis Egg

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1907

Rose Trellis Egg, 1907 — Peter Carl Fabergé,

The Rose Trellis Egg was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna commemorating the birth of their son — Alexei Nicholaievich. This was the first Imperial Easter egg that Peter Carl Fabergé made for the Tsar since the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. Each of Fabergé's Imperial eggs contained a surprise, to delight the tsarevich. This egg hid a diamond necklace and an ivory miniature portrait of Alexandra Fedorovna framed in diamonds — unfortunately, these items are now lost. Fabergé's invoice, dated April 21, 1907, listed the egg at 8,300 rubles, roughly a half a million US dollars today.

Submitted by Reed Enger

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