Russian Tsar Alexander III commissioned the first Easter egg from the jeweler Carl Peter Fabergé in 1885 and until 1894 an elaborate and imaginative egg was created every year as an Easter offering for the Tsarina Maria Fedorovna.
When Alexander III died in 1894, his son Tsar Nicholas II continued the tradition and presented both his mother and his wife, the new Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, with eggs until 1917.

Russian Tsar Alexander III commissioned the first Easter egg from the jeweler Carl Peter Fabergé in 1885 and until 1894 an elaborate and imaginative egg was created every year as an Easter offering for the Tsarina Maria Fedorovna.

When Alexander III died in 1894, his son Tsar Nicholas II continued the tradition and presented both his mother and his wife, the new Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, with eggs until 1917.