Posts Tagged ‘1890’

Know Your Legion of Honor Faberge Eggs: #1, Danish Palaces

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The fantastic Artistic Luxury exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum continues. Read all about it here and here.

But what about the Faberge Eggs? For starters, here’s the Imperial Danish Palace Egg from 1890:

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The surprise inside this egg was made for a home-sick princess:

“The egg opens to reveal a folding ten-panel screen, depicting palaces and residences in Russia and in Princess Dagmar’s motherland Denmark. Maria Fyodorovna was before her marriage to Alexander III in 1866, the Danish Princess Dagmar.”

Eggs, precious eggs!