The suspicious 'Imperial Easter Egg' plays a central role in the film's plot placing James Bond on the trail of a nuclear sabotage plot. Two jewel-like green-and-gold eggs were commissioned for use during filming by Peter Lamont, the film’s production designer, who asked the jewellers Asprey to craft the two Fabergé-style pieces from the Bond art department's concept artwork, which, after extensive research, was derived from the design of the Russian Coronation Egg made in 1897.
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