The first porcelain Easter egg appeared in Russia in 1749 when Empress Catherine II got it from the founder of Russian porcelain Dmitriy Vinogradov. Later Vinogradov became the director of Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory. Porcelain Easter eggs became popular in the era of Catherine II and her son Pavel I. Since that time each year the Factory delivered to The Romanovs approx. 200 unique handmade porcelain Easter eggs. During the reign of Alexander III and his son Nikolay II, .
ENZELI TO TEHERAN RAILWAY: A FABERGÉ GOLD AND ENAMEL JETON, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903 of shield form, applied with the Persain lion-and-sun motif on vari-coloured grounds below an Imperial eagle and ribbon surmount, the reverse inscribed for the recipient 'Samad Chan Momtasos Saltané', suspension loop, struck with illegible maker's mark, possibly AJ(?) (Latin), 56 standard, in original Fabergé fitted wood case.