The Dowager Egg (or Imperial Pelican Egg) - Fabergé, xxxx; made for the centennial celebration of the patronage of charitable institutions by the Dowager Empress of Russia; when taken off the stand the whole egg opens up and unfolds into eight oval panels, each rimmed in pearls.
The Dowager (or Imperial Pelican) Fabergé egg, is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1898. The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter 1898.
Imperial Gatchina Palace Egg – Fabergé, 1901; workmaster, Mikhail Perkhin; the egg opens to reveal the surprise a scaled model gold replica of the palace at Gatchina, the Dowager Empress's principal winter residence outside Saint Petersburg. Nicholas II presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, on Easter 1901.
Imperial Gatchina Palace Egg – Fabergé, 1901; workmaster, Mikhail Perkhin; crafted from gold, opalescent white enamel, silver-gilt, portrait diamonds, rock crystal, and seed pearls; 4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in. (12.5 x 9.1 cm); the egg opens to reveal the surprise a scaled model gold replica of the palace at Gatchina, the Dowager Empress's principal winter residence outside Saint Petersburg. Nicholas II presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, on Easter 1901. .
Order of St.George Egg,1916. The 2 medals can be lifted to reveal portraits: Tsarevitch Alexis Nicholas.The receiver was the Dowager Empress Maria wrote: "I kiss you 3 times you from the bottom of my heart for your dear postcards delightful egg with the miniatures that dear Fabergé himself came with. Amazingly beautiful. It's so sad not to be together. I wish you,my dear Nicky with all my heart,all the best things in everything. Your warmly loving,old Mama."
Danish Palaces Egg by the House of Carl Fabergé, presented by Alexander III to his wife Maria Feodorovna in 1890. Green, rose, and quatre-couleur gold, guilloche' enamel, star sapphire, cabochon emerald, rose-cut diamond nacre, crystal crimson silk velvet. The surprise is a screen with 10 miniature paintings of Danish and Russian palaces and 2 imperial yachts; Workmaster: Mikhail Perkhin; Artist: Miniatures by Konstantin Krijitski (died 1911); 4 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (10.2 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm).
Imperial Caucasus Egg by Carl Fabergé, workmaster: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin, miniatures by Konstantin Yakovlevich Krijitski, dated 1893, in yellow and quatre-couleur gold, silver, platinum, guilloche' enamel, rose- and table-cut diamond, pearl, crystal, ivory, watercolor. Commissioned by Tsar Alexander III Alexandrovich of Russia ; Created for Empress Maria Feodorovna.