Romanov Tercentenary (Fabergé egg)

Romanov Tercentenary (Fabergé egg)

The Romanov Tercentenary Egg is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1913, for the Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II.

Nicholas presented it as an Easter gift to his wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna.

It is held in the Kremlin Armoury Museum in Moscow.

Craftsmanship

The egg celebrates the tercentenary of the Romanov dynasty, and contains eighteen portraits of the Romanov Tsars of Russia.

Surprise

The surprise is a detailed rotating golden globe, one hemisphere showing Russian territory under Tsar Michael of Russia in 1613, and territory under Nicholas II in 1913.

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