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Faberge Grandson Donates Crystal Egg to St. Petersburg


A famous jewelry company specializing in exquisite crystal Easter eggs has presented one of its little treasures to the residents of St. Petersburg in commemoration of the city's 300th anniversary.

The egg, crafted by Theo Faberge, the last surviving grandson of the famous Russian jeweler Carl Faberge, is decorated in gold and silver. It contains hand-engraved images of nine St. Petersburg palaces and the profiles of Russian rulers.

Inside the egg is a miniature version of St. Petersburg's famous Bronze Horseman - a monument to the city's founder, Czar Peter the Great.

Theo Faberge spent two years completing the gift which is part of a collection of his work dedicated to the city of St. Petersburg.