NICHOLAS II KALEIDOSCOPE EGG This handsome kaleidoscope has a noble heritage. From 1885 through 1916, Peter Carl Faberge crafted his legendary Imperial Easter eggs for Czar Alexander III of Russia andhis son Nicholas II. Continuing this traditio n of handmadebeauty, Van Cort's kaleidoscope egg will take your breathaway with brilliant bursts of color. Nicholas II featureslacquered brass, polished birch, ground glass optics whichmagnify, and first-surface mirrors set atprecise angles. Thetiny chamberbox contains a special recipe of hand-lampworked glass,amethyst, rose quartz, fluorite, and glass crystals; thus each egg displays a unique image. The piece nests snuglyupon its filled pedestal of turned brass, which is felted onthe bottom for presentationof the finest setting. Height on pedestal: 3.75"
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