Made in the early 20th century, the green ball on the handle is bowenite
, a jade substitute used because it felt warmer.
These included jasper, bowenite
, rhodonite, rock crystal, agate, aventurine, quartz, lapis, lazuli andjade.
Resting on a Bowenite
stand, the pink guilloche enamel egg opens to reveal a bouquet carved from rock crystal, rose quartz and blue topaz, each with a diamond at the centre.
The collonade is made of palest green bowenite
, enclosing a pale pink enamel Egg with a silver-gilt cupid representing the Tsarevitch surmounting it, while four silver-gilt cherubs representing his four sisters surround the base.