Height: 3-7/8 inches
Markings: MP (Michael Perchin), crossed anchors,
The clear rock crystal egg rests on a fluted
quatrefoil base that is colorfully enamelled in a Renaissance-inspired
design of translucent green, red, and blue arabesques between
bands of opaque white enamel dotted with red enamel. The
base features four pearls and panels of rose diamonds and
eight brilliant-cut diamonds. The base supports a large
pearl which is connected to the crystal egg with gold mounts.
The egg itself is banded with gold and diamonds. The resurrection
group featured inside is Christ rising from the tomb, flanked
by two angels. The figures are enamelled in opaque colors
quite naturistically. This was only the second egg of the
Imperial egg series. it had no surprise within. It is also
the only Imperial Faberge egg with a direct reference to
the Easter holiday it was created to observe.