Cradle with Garlands (Fabergé egg)

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The Cradle with Garlands egg (also known as the Love Trophies egg) is an Imperial Fabergé egg, one of a series of fifty-four jewelled enameled Easter eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé for the Russian Imperial family.

It was an Easter 1907 gift for Tsarina Maria Feodorovna from her son Tsar Nicholas II, who had a standing order of two Easter eggs every year, one for his mother and one for his wife, its Easter 1907 counterpart, presented to the Tsar's wife, is the Rose Trellis egg.

It is designed by Henrik Wigström in the Louis XVI style, made of varicoloured golds with translucent pale blue and green enamel, and encrusted with jewels.

The surprise within the egg is missing. According to Fabergé's invoice, the surprise was a miniature of the imperial children.

The egg was last exhibited in 1989 in San Diego, it was sold by Sotheby's New York and is thought to be in a private U.S. collection.[1]

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  • Faber, Toby (2008). Fabergé's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire. New York: Random House. ISBN 978-1-4000-6550-9.
  • Fabergé, Tatiana; Proler, Lynette; Skurlov, Valentin V. (1997). The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs. London: Christie's Books. ISBN 978-0-903432-48-1
  • Hill, Gerald (2007). Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths. New York: Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-9970-0.
  • Lowes, Will; McCanless, Christel Ludewig (2001). Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-3946-5.

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