The egg, perfect in form and carrying within it a new life, has been a universal symbol of rebirth for thousands of years.
Lilly of the Valley Egg : height : 5 5/16 / open 7 7/8 / Marks: MP ( Michael Perchin ) 56, crossed anchors presented by Czar Nicholas II to his mother, Maria Feodorovna, 1898.
Opened Egg: a small pearl knob triggers the surprise – a trefoil of Zehngraf’s portrait miniatures of Czar Nicholas II and his his eldest daughter’s; Grand Duchess Olga and Tatiana. A geared mechanism raises the miniatures, which spread fanlike upon emerging from within the egg.
Faberge eggs are one of the loves of my life. Look and enjoy.