Although not an Imperial Egg, the Pine Cone Egg was still designed by Peter Carl Fabergé and made in 1900. The egg was produced for Alexander Kelch, a wealthy Russian nobleman who lived in St Petersburg in the late 19th century, who gave the egg to his wife, Barbara Kelch as an Easter gift. The egg itself is composed of blue-enamelled overlapping discs with diamond-set borders, re-creating the shape of a pine cone. A quatrefoil flower shape sits at one end of the egg, which is recreated through this cross stitch design. Inside the egg is a miniature Elephant automaton, mounted with a red and green-enamelled golden saddle, again set with diamonds. The Elephants take centre stage in this cross stitch design, surrounded by the blue pine cone pattern.
Only whole cross stitch is required to complete this design.
This mini cushion 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 full instructions (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 5¾" (14.7cm) square.
The Pine Cone Egg which inspired this cross stitch design: