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Tsarskoye Selo Egg

Theo designed the TSARSKOYE SELO EGG to celebrate the establishment of this most beautiful of architectural and domestic creations — the Tsars’ Village, just outside St Petersburg. As we approach the year 2010 we prepare to celebrate the tercentenary of the foundation of this imperial idyll just outside the former Russian capital.

The crystal Egg is mouth—blown and hand-engraved with images of the Royal Russian family at the principal palaces in Tsarskoye Selo. To the front, Tsar Nicholas II is pictured with the Tsarina Alexandra standing before the Alexander Palace. The five children of the last Tsar and Tsarina are shown playing snowball in front of the Little Hermitage in the gardens of Catherine’s Palace. The final cartouche is that of Catherine’s Palace itself: three glorious palace gates are engraved to include the subtle differentiation of pedestal and ornament of the originals, replicating the wrought-iron work created by the Palace’s architects and craftsmen. The superb hand—engraving continues in ornamental tassels enameled with 24 karat gold descending from the finial of the Romanov triple—headed eagle fashioned in gold and silver. Engraved to the girdle of the Egg are the monograms of all the Tsars who lived in Tsarskoye Selo. The fluted gold and silver base is set on a foot mouth—blown in fine crystal fashioned to resemble lapis lazuli.

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Tsars' Village "Tsarskoye Selo" Egg by Theo Faberge
In the tradition of the Fabergé family, open the Egg to reveal the surprise: Tsar Nicholas II, last Emperor of all the Russias, on horseback. Nicholas is modeled in gold and silver after an oil—painting which was acquired by the friends of St Petersburg Collection and returned to Alexander Palace a decade ago.
Limited Edition 30
Height approximately 12 inches