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Collection Online as of March 2, 2024

Easter Egg on Stand

Easter Egg on Stand

c. 1900–1910
maker

attributed to House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842–1918)
Part 1: 5.6 x 3.9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Part 2: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Seated on an intricate miniature stand, this polished nephrite (jade) egg features a cabochon ruby on top and a hinged gold-leaf border that reveals the interior. Within the egg, on a bed of gold, is a nest of even smaller eggs. Each red, white, and green egg mirrors an aspect of the larger egg, recalling the cleverness and meticulous details found within every House of Fabergé object.
  • India E. Minshall, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Hawley, Henry. Fabergé and His Contemporaries: The India Early Minshall Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967. Reproduced: p. 111; mentioned: p. 110, cat. 52 archive.org
  • The India Early Minshall Collection: Faberge and his Contemporaries. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 15, 1967-January 21, 1968).
    Year in Review: 1967. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 29-December 31, 1967).
    Fabergé in America. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (March 12-May 11, 1997).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art (3/9/97-5/11/97). "Fabergé in America," not in exh. cat.
  • {{cite web|title=Easter Egg on Stand|url=false|author=House of Fabergé|year=c. 1900–1910|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1966.434