The deep wine rose of this
egg is clearly a reference to the interior
of the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
The theater's interior was done in wine velvet,
and the egg's black streamers dotted with white
give a nod to the stage footlights of this
great theater dedicated to the arts. Before
Tsar Nicholas was affianced to Alexandra
he had a romance with the prima ballerina of
this world famous dance ensemble.
Inside the egg is found the
Prima Ballerina of the Imperial Ballet, Mathilda
Kschessina. She is dressed in an ankle length
tutu studded with Austrian crystals and topped
with a deep blue bodice in enamel guilloché.
arms are outstretched and 'en pointe' as she
appears in the center of the stage. All metal
is sterling silver plated in 24 karat gold,
and the plinth is impressed with the hallmark
and Fabergé, name
plus the edition number. The clasp is the Romanov
Our price $450.00.