Empire Nephrite

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The Empire Nephrite egg (also known as the Alexander III Medallion egg) is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1902, for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna.

The name of the egg refers to the fact that it was made in the Empire Style, from nephrite.[1] It is thought to have had a golden base and was decorated with diamonds and a medallion portrait of Alexander III of Russia. It is one of seven eggs that are currently lost.[1]

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