The late Victorian Art Nouveau era is evoked by this exquisite finely detailed egg. A bee and butterfly are attracted by the colorful arrangement. The bee symbolizes the sun and the butterfly symbolizes the soul and resurrection. Loosely based on the "Paskha" Easter egg created by Mikhail Perchin in 1902, who worked as master jeweler in the Faberge firm in St. Petersburg. The original was given to Empress Alexandra by her husband, Tsar Nicholas II. The high quality enamel is baked onto a pewter base, then polished and set with genuine Austrian crystals. Makes a wonderful gift and can used to store small jewelry. Comes in a satin-lined presentation box. 4½" tall.