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Duration: 2-3 hours
Cities: St Petersburg
The Faberge eggs are the extraordinary standard of the jeweller’s art. For their creation, only precious materials, such as gold, silver, diamonds, pearls, rubies, velvet, suede, and rock crystals, were used. The very first exhibit, which is offered for seeing in the Faberge Museum is the “Kurochka” (The “First Hen Egg”) Egg, which was made by order of the Tsar Alexander III for his wife. It’s the first egg in the collection of fifty-two imperial eggs made by the Peter Carl Faberge jewellery house for the Russian Imperial Family. Other extraordinary exhibits include the Imperial Coronation Egg, made in 1897 to commemorate the coronation of the last Russian emperor, Tsar Nicholas II. It was given as a gift to his wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna. Visitors may find another famous eggs. such as the Bay Tree egg which Nicholas II presented to his mother Maria Feodorovna for the Easter in 1911, the Rosebud Egg which Nicholas II presented to his wife Alexandra Feodorovna for the Easter in 1895, the Lillies of the Valley Egg, and the Fifteenth Anniversary egg (also known as the Love Trophies egg), and the Order of St. George egg, made in 1916, which Nicholas II of Russia presented to his mother Maria Feodorovna as well.
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