The entire shell of this egg is
done in gold relief to simulate a chasing pattern,
making one almost feel the swirling snowflakes
of a cold Russian winter. The front of the Egg
has 2004 on the upper half of the shell and
on the lower portion, St.Petersburg, both done
in relief. On the rear of the shell, also in
relief, is the date 1703.
The Imperial Peter the Great Egg,
which inspired this small replica, was a celebration
of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of
St. Petersburg, the capital of Russia, on which
Peter began construction in 1703. Inside the
Egg is a replica of the famous statue of Peter
the Great by Falconet, commissioned by Catherine
The Great and unveiled in 1782. This statue
still stands on the banks of the Neva River
in St. Petersburg. The clasp of the Egg is the
Romanov Double Eagle.
Our price $450.00.