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Fabergé; workmaster Henrik Wigström (1862-1923)

Colonnade Egg 1910

RCIN 40084

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An allegory of the imperial family, a pair of doves within the classical temple represents Nicholas and Alexandra and seated around the base are four female figures representing their daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. An inverted egg is mounted as a rotary clock and on top is a putto representing the Tsesarevich Alexei.

Commissioned by Nicholas II for Alexandra Feodorovna, Easter 1910; acquired by Queen Mary and given to King George V, 1931