This egg, lined with white satin, has been carved from a pale green jadeite, and then been covered with a lattice of small rose-cut diamonds, set in gold...
...With bigger diamonds at the top and bottom!
Originally the egg was set on a base made of three cherubs, that were said to represent the three sons of the Imperial couple - the Grand Dukes Nicholas, George and Michael.
The surprise (now lost) was an elephant made of ivory, gold, rose-cut diamonds, enamel and brilliant diamonds. This elephant was Fabergé's first automaton, and had a little key for winding it. This animal had a special meaning, since an elephant appears in the coat of arms of the Danish Royal Family, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna's homeland.
Since 1983 the "Diamond Trellis Egg" resides in a private collection in London, England.