In an earlier post I told you about the ninth Faberge Easter Egg. The Caucasus Egg.
The tenth 1894 egg is called the Renaissance Egg. The Renaissance Egg was the last egg presented to Maria by her husband Alexander III. Unfortunately he died before commissioning another. The egg itself is made of milky chalcedony and rests sideways on a gold enamel base. A Renaissance style gold trelliswork covers the egg and is studded with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Another dated egg, the date 1894 is on top of the egg consisting of rose diamonds. The egg opens with a tiny gold and diamond latch to reveal the now famous surprise inside. Unfortunately the surprise like many of the eggs is lost. There was no documentation as to what the surprise was, but it is rumored to be made of pearls and gold.
The Easter Faberge Eggs may continue in later postings by Bob’s Gift Baskets.