Extremely Rare Faberge Imperial 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg Replica
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Extremely Rare Faberge Imperial 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg Replica:
Faberge Imperial 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg Replica.
1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg
Gift Nicholas II to Alexandra Feodorovna
Made in Saint Petersburg
Owner: Kremlin Armoury Museum, Moscow
The 1913 Romanov Tercentenary Egg is made of gold, silver, portrait diamonds, rose-cut diamonds, turquoise, rock crystal, purpurine, translucent white enamel, opalescent white enamel and watercolor on ivory. The miniature globe is made of steel, varicolored gold and dark blue enamel.
This Egg, one of fabergé's most astonishing pieces, commemorates 300 years of Romanov rule.
In 1913, the 300 year rule of Russia under the House of Romanov was recorded in the eighteen miniature portraits in eighteen round diamond frames, by Vassily Zuiev encircling the Tercentenary Egg, from the founder, Mikhail Fedorovich, to Catherine the Great, and Nicholas II himself. The white enameled shell of this Egg is nearly obscured by over eleven hundred diamonds and golden symbols of royal order. Inside, a globe of burnished steel inlaid in gold displays the frontiers of Russia in 1613 and the vastly extended borders of Russia under Nicholas II.
The spaces between the portraits contain inlaid patterns of heraldic eagles, crowns, and Tsar's wreaths. A large diamond bearing the dates "1613" and "1913" is secured at the top of the egg, while a large triangular diamond fixed to the bottom end covers the monogram "A.F." The inside of the Egg is lined with opalescent enamel on a guilloche ground.
The surprise ia a rotating steel globe of dark blue enamel inside the Egg; it shows the territories of Russia in 1613 and 1913, represented in gold. The base is constructed of purpurine, decorated with small enamel patterns, and secured on three supports cast in the shape of flattened pellets.
In 1913 as if saying a last farewell, Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna made a pilgrimage in the tercentenary year, retracing the journey made by Michael Romanov on his way to the throne. The celebrations across Russia were extravagant and, judging by photographs, well attended by the masses. The Imperial Couple completely misread the mood of the nation. Alexandra in particular would find it difficult to believe the events that would overwhelm them in just three years' time. She believed to the end that the Russian peasants worshipped Nicholas and herself. In its own way, the Egg indicates how little Russia had changed in 300 years under Romanov rule.
The Romanov Tercentenary Egg was never sold and is one of the ten Imperial Eggs in the Kremlin Armoury Museum in Moscow.
This extremely rare replica is 5 1/4" high, the egg alone is 3 1/4" high and the base is also 3 1/4" high. Great replica that you won't see anywhere. Great condition. USPS Priority Mail.
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