Basket of Wild Flowers

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Basket of Flowers Fabergé egg
Year delivered 1901
Customer Alexandra Feodorovna
Current owner
Individual or institution Elizabeth II
Year of acquisition 1933
Design and materials
Workmaster Carl Fabergé
Materials used Silver, parcel gilt, oyster guilloché and blue enamel, gold, diamond
Height 23 cm
Width 10 cm diameter
Surprise no surprise

The Basket of Wild Flowers egg (or the Basket of Flowers Egg) is a jewelled enameled Easter egg[1] made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1901.[2] The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his wife, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.[2]

History[edit]

The egg is designed as a basket of wild flowers, with the date of manufacture displayed in diamonds.[2]

In 1933 the egg was sold by the Antikvariat (a Soviet institution) probably to Emanuel Snowman of London antique dealers Wartski, and it was acquired by Mary of Teck, and inherited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It remains in the Royal Collection.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fabergé in the Royal Collection. "Royal Collection - Basket of Flowers Egg". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "1901 Flower Basket Egg". Mieks Faberge Eggs. www.mieks.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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