By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Intricate: A miniature Fabergé tea set that is among more than 100 items collected by the Royals since the reign of Queen Victoria goes on display at Buckingham Palace
It's a tea set fit for a queen - although it's unlikely to help quench her thirst.
This stunning collection of intricate works of art by Russian jeweller and goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé is what the Royal family has amassed over more than a century.
The works were unveiled - some of them publicly for the first time - as part of an exhibition at Buckingham Palace's summer opening.
Tea anyone? A curator from the Royal Collection examines a miniature tea set measuring just 1cm in height which was originally owned by Queen Alexandra of Denmark
Tea anyone? A curator from the Royal Collection examines a miniature tea set
measuring just 1cm in height which was originally owned by Queen Alexandra of Denmark
The Royal Fabergé collection includes more than 100 items from the celebrated artist who was first collected by Queen Victoria in the late 19th century.
Sine then, six generations of Royals including Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Charles have been fascinated by the priceless baubles.
Among the collection is an Imperial Easter egg with an ornate basket of flowers that was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II for Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna in 1901.
Glitter ball: A specialist handles a mosaic egg which forms part of a display at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace where over 100 Faberge pieces will be exhibited
Easter surprise: The famous mosaic Fabergé egg with its tiny cut emeralds, rubies and diamonds, and right, a miniature Fabergé figure of a Chelsea Pensioner which also forms part of the display
One very valuable flower pot: Royal Collection curator Caroline de Guitaut admirers Fabergé's glittering Basket of Flowers egg was originally commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1901