FABERGÉ~ ROSEBUD EGG~ 1895. Imperial Fabergé Egg No. 11. A gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The surprise is a yellow enamelled rosebud, which originally contained two more surprises: a diamond replica of the Imperial crown with a cabochon ruby pendant suspended inside. The crown and pendant have been lost.
A Prince, Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (12th century) left his family to become a monk. He worked in the monastery's kitchen, served as gatekeeper, and grew a garden around his cell; also, he funded two churches in the area. Saint Nicholas was the first Russian prince to accept monasticism; his brothers ridiculed him, and his doctor told him fasting had weakened him. Saying this the doctor fell ill and was only cured by the saint's prayers. (Oct 14)
Lilies of the Valley Egg, 1898. Presented by Nicholas II to Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna. Gold, green-gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, pearls, rock crystal, watercolor on ivory. Kept in Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg collection - Moscow.
Orange Tree Egg (or Bay Tree Egg), 1911. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Gold, nephrite (1), diamonds, citrines, amethysts, rubies, pearls, agate, feathers. Kept in Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg collection - Moscow.
Nicholas Civella was a Kansas City, Missouri mobster who became a prominent leader of the Kansas City crime family. Wikipedia | Born: March 19,1912, Kansas City, MO | Died: March 12, 1983, Kansas City, MO