Grisaille Egg or Catherine the Great Egg
Carl Faberge, 1914
Gift of Tsar Nicholas II to his mother Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Considered one of the most impressive eggs, and a favourite of Maria Feodorovna. It included a a surprise of Catherine the Great in a sedan carried by two footmen, now lost. Today it resides at the Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. along with the Alexander III Portraits Egg [x].
Olga Alexandrovna in the Gatchina Palace, 1906.