In 1909 Fabergé's famed jewellery firm manufactured the egg with the model of the 'Standart' yacht. This Easter present immortalized the yacht of the last Russian monarch, which he called his 'dear Standart'. It was not the first ship in the Russian navy to have been called by this glorious name. In 1703 Peter the Great founded a dockyard in Lodeinoe Pole on the river Svir, and one of the first frigates he built was christened as the  Standart.

The yacht by this name was also launched from a drydock in Copenhagen by the Burmeister and Weins ship-building plant on February 26, 1894, and immediately captured public attention, especially because it had been commissioned by the late Emperor Alexander III, who died shortly before it was completed. Nicholas II appreciated the new yacht immediately. The Standart, which reached 116 meters in length, was the biggest ship that ever had been built in Scandinavia. The yacht, which had cost to the Russian treasury almost 4 million rubles, was decorated with precious kinds of wood, bronze and silver rooms for members of the imperial family, halls for official receptions and cabins for a large number of servants and crew, which numbered over 300. The exterior of the refined and magnificent yacht was also imposing: it was painted black with golden decorations on the bow and stern. The yacht was rightfully referred to as 'a floating palace'. The Tsar's family took cruises and made long voyages on this yacht for a number of years, thus allowing them to sail all over Europe.

In commemoration of the happy days spent on the yacht Standart, an Easter egg was crafted. It was presented to Alexandra Fyodorovna by Nicholas II in 1909. A miniature copy of the Tsar's favourite yacht cleaves the crystal waves. The imperial standard with a black double-headed eagle flutters from an incredibly thin mast. The exterior and rigging of the boat are reproduced down to the smallest detail, including a revolving golden wheel and minute platinum lifeboats. The copy of the yacht was made by A. Holmström, a leading Fabergé jeweller, whereas the precious egg case with a foldable cover was made in the workshop ofH. Wigström. For the design of this egg, master chose the refined Renaissance style.  The combination of the rock crystal, lapis lazuli and the fine enamelled mount is truly exquisite. The lapis lazuli base has an unusually navy blue colour, shaped like two intertwined dolphins, which carefully support the egg with the 'floating palace' on their tails.  The dolphins may well have been depicted as creatures that save people from drowning and as rulers of the seas. Alongside the heraldic double-headed eagles attached to the sides of the egg, the dolphins symbolize the Tsar's authority.

After the murder of the Tsar's family and the Revolution, the ship was used as a minelayer and as a training vessel. Initially, it was given the name of one of the revolutionary heroes and later renamed The Oka. The beloved Emperor's yacht which outlived its royal owners, a shipwreck, war and Revolution, has been enshrined forever in one of the most inspired works in the history of Russian jewellery.