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SOLD at 2012 Apr 21 @ 11:07UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Faberge Coronation Egg, Dimensions: 3.5in (H) X 2.5in (W), Weight: 1 lb 2 oz, Material: Pewter, Crystals, Enamel. The Coronation Egg from 1897 is the most famous and celebrated of Carl Faberges creations. It was made to honor the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna coronation ceremony. The surprise concealed in the Coronation Egg is a removable miniature replica of the Imperial coach used by Alexandra Fyodorovna on her entry into Moscow to her coronation at the Uspensky Cathedral. The famed Faberge eggs are jeweled eggs, often with the most ornate, minuscule designs on them. The House of Faberge made the original pieces from 1885 to 1917. At that time, they became popular gifts given during the Easter season. Larger versions were made for the Russian royal family, including Alexander III and Nicolas II. Of these, 42 of the 50 originals exist today. Most Faberge eggs, though, were much smaller and hung from a chain around the neck. These eggs have precious metals on them or gemstone decorations, often with intricate detailing. These are a symbol of luxury and thought of as individual masterpieces.