Imperial eggs that date back to centuries

Imperial eggs that date back to centuries

Histories of the world are marked by various things. Some of them are significant artifacts that point to past happenings.

There are nine imperial eggs that are big history markers of the 19th and 20th centuries and speak a bit of the monarchs that existed then.

Below are therefore nine artifacts known as imperial eggs:

1. The Hen Egg (1885)

The egg is accompanied by a golden hen. Photo source: Faberge

The egg is accompanied by a golden hen. Photo source: Faberge
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According to Faberge, the egg has a less-visible white shell with a matt yellow gold yolk. Accompanying the egg is a gold crafted hen which was said to have held the Imperial crown.

2. Renaissance Egg (1894)

This particular egg is divided in oval equal halves. Photo source: Faberge

This particular egg is divided in oval equal halves. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

This was the egg that was presented by Emperor Alexander II to his dear wife, Maria Feodorovna. The pictured egg was inspired by an oval agate casket by Le Roy. A red band can be seen diving the whole egg in halves. On top, its date is in rose diamonds.

3. Rosebud Egg (1895)

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It is shaped into a rosebud. Photo source: Fabrega

It is shaped into a rosebud. Photo source: Fabrega
Source: UGC

This was part of the series of gifts that presented Emperor Nicholas II to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, just months after their marriage. The egg bears a small portrait of the emperor and has a ruby drop inside.

4. Coronation Egg 1897

This egg is accompanied by a 18th century carriage. Photo source: Faberge

This egg is accompanied by a 18th century carriage. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

This egg is a very important one as it was a signifier of the entry of Emperor Nicholas’ entry into Moscow on May 26, the same day of his coronation in the Uspensky Cathedral. The egg has a surprise diamond-set gold plated small size of 18th-century carriage by Buckendahl.

5. Lilies of the Valley Egg (1898)

It is surrounded by pearls and very lovely lilies. Photo source: Faberge

It is surrounded by pearls and very lovely lilies. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

This was also one of the gifts presented by the emperor to his wife. It is wrapped with pearl and diamond lilies, coupled with her favourite flower.

6. The Duchess of Marlborough of Egg (1902)

This egg signifies an important part of Russian history. Photo source: Faberga

This egg signifies an important part of Russian history. Photo source: Faberga
Source: UGC

This clock egg was acquired by Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, in 1902 during her visit to Russia. It is now owned by Prince Albert of Monaco.

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7. Bay-Tree Egg (1911)

The imperial egg is modelled after French 18th century automation. Photo source: Faberge

The imperial egg is modelled after French 18th century automation. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

This was presented by Nicholas to his mother, Dowager Empress Maria and was heavily influenced by the French 18th-century signing birth automation.

8. Nobel Ice Egg (1914)

The creatively dull outlook always makes this egg a very attractive one. Photo source: Faberge

The creatively dull outlook always makes this egg a very attractive one. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

The beautiful artwork was commissioned by Dr Emmanuel Nobel, a nephew of Alfred Nobel, whose name Nobel prize was instituted on.

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9. Order of St George Egg (1916)

The egg was one of the series of gifts presented by Emperor Nicholas III. Photo source: Faberge

The egg was one of the series of gifts presented by Emperor Nicholas III. Photo source: Faberge
Source: UGC

This was given to Dowager Empress by his son, Nicholas. It is said to be the only egg that was taken out of Russia during the Revolution.

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