Friday, December 02, 2011

Fabergé Friday

We have now reached the Imperial Easter Egg of 1892 - the "Diamond Trellis Egg"!

This egg, lined with white satin, has been carved from a pale green jadeite, and then been covered with a lattice of small rose-cut diamonds, set in gold... 

...With bigger diamonds at the top and bottom!

Originally the egg was set on a base made of three cherubs, that were said to represent the three sons of the Imperial couple - the Grand Dukes Nicholas, George and Michael.

The surprise (now lost) was an elephant made of ivory, gold, rose-cut diamonds, enamel and brilliant diamonds. This elephant was Fabergé's first automaton, and had a little key for winding it. This animal had a special meaning, since an elephant appears in the coat of arms of the Danish Royal Family, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna's homeland. 

Since 1983 the "Diamond Trellis Egg" resides in a private collection in London, England.


  1. Love the top of the egg..that design is glorious!! Happy weekend doll! x

  2. I love this egg, it's honestly so beautiful. Have a great weekend Miss Meadows, I really appreciate your advice under my comments too, it's of great help.

  3. Fick mig att låta "iiiiieeeeuuuuughhhh fiiiint".

  4. Thank you! Keeping in mind that I have to work all weekend, AND I have a horrible cold, I'm sure I'll have a lovely weekend! ;)

    Yeamie: Do as I say, and everything will be fine! ;)

    Fanny: Vill du ha det kokt, eller vändstekt?

  5. Very nice.
    Je te souhaite un bon rétablissement et plein de jolies choses.

  6. Loving your Faberge series, they are amazing.


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