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Cuckoo Egg (or Cockerel Egg), 1900. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Gold, diamonds, natural feathers, pearls, ruby. Kept in Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg collection - Moscow.

from Mental Floss

The Quick 10: 10 Faberge Egg Surprises

FABERGÉ~ ROSEBUD EGG~ 1895. Imperial Fabergé Egg No. 11. A gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The surprise is a yellow enamelled rosebud, which originally contained two more surprises: a diamond replica of the Imperial crown with a cabochon ruby pendant suspended inside. The crown and pendant have been lost.


Crown of Imperial Russia & All regalia of Imperial and Tzar that are kept in The Diamond Fund, Kremlin, Moscow


Nicholas Hilliard (British, ca. 1547–1619). Portrait of a Woman, 1597. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1935 (35.89.2) | This work is featured in "In Miniature," on view through December 31, 2014.