Renaissance Egg    (1894)

The original egg was the last one ordered by Czar Alexander III as a gift for his wife, Marie Feodorovna, in 1894 only eight months before he died. The egg is crafted of translucent, milky white agate with gold fittings, crisscrossed by white enamel trelliswork, each intersection set off by four rose diamonds and a cabuchon ruby mounted in gold. It lies on its side and opens lengthwise.  Each end of the egg is mounted with a gold lion's head holding a free swinging ring handle in its mouth.

The Original Renaissance Egg
The original Renaissance Egg

Detail of the image from TBI's egg...Detail of the image on the TBI Egg ... and the jewels from the Fabergé original
Detail of ithe jewels on the Original Fabergé Egg


The TBI Renaissance Egg

TBI's carefully designed, top quality tin egg is inspired by the priceless original of Carl Fabergé. It measures 69mm wide by 110mm in length.

TBI's designers have patterned the inside of the egg with an authentic velvety red background and gold trellis overlay, in keeping with the originals, but without attempting to reproduce their wonderful suprise interiors