Pansy (Fabergé egg)

Pansy Fabergé egg
Year delivered 1899
Customer Empress Maria Feodoronova
Current owner
Individual or institution Matilda Gray Stream
Year of acquisition 1947
Design and materials
Materials used gold, silver-gilt, diamonds, pearls, enamel
Height 14.6 cm
Surprise A heart containing family member pendants

The 1899 Pansy Egg or Spinach Jade Egg was crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé in his set of 50 Fabergé eggs. The egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Maria Feodoronova as a gift. The egg has a mechanism which when pressed will allow the heart inside to open up as a pendant containing pictures of family members.

The egg is currently owned privately by Matilda Gray Stream in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]


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