The Imperial Spring Flowers Egg was created around 1890, and there has been some controversy surrounding the authenticity of creator being Peter Carl Fabergé and also whether is could indeed be classed as an Imperial egg. It was thought to have been given as gift from Czar Alexander III to the Empress Marie Feodorovna. The egg itself is a strawberry-red enamel laced with neo-rococo golden scrolls and it stands on a bowenite cushion. Inside the egg is a diamond-studded platinum basket bursting with white wood anemones and green leaves.
This mini cushion cross stitch design was inspired by the Spring Flower creation and includes the basket motif surrounded by individual wood anemones and framed with golden scroll patterns. Only whole cross stitch is required throughout.
This cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC stranded cotton threads on a card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and instructions (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 5¾" (14.7cm) square.
The Imperial Spring Flowers Egg which inspired the design: