Tsarskoe Selo Presented
With New Faberge Egg

A new Faberge egg is unveiled at Tsarskoe Selo
Video: 100TB News. Language: Russian. Duration: 1 minutes, 10 seconds

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The Crystal Egg by Theo Faberge

A Faberge egg containing a unique gold statuette was handed over to the Tsarskoe Selo Palace-Museum on Monday, 27 July, as set out in Theo Faberge's will.

The 30 centimeter high crystal egg has members of the Romanov dynasty engraved on its exterior against the backdrop of the Tsarskoye Selo palaces.

Inside the egg there is a gold and silver equestrian statuette of the last Russian emperor, Nicholas II.

The egg is the work of the late Theo Faberge, a jewelry craftsmen who spent the last years of his life in London, where there is once again a family-run Faberge workshop.

William Elliott, the British Consul General in St. Petersburg, was present at the official ceremony marking the 300th anniversary of Tsarskoe Selo.

Theo Faberge was the grandson of Peter Carl Faberge. He had extensive ties with the Tsarskoye Selo Museum and left three eggs for the museum collection as gifts.

Compiled by Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia
Sources: Pravda, 100 TB, The Voice of Russia

Photos © Igor Samoilov


Photos © Igor Samoilov