Japanese cartoonist, Osamu Tezuka, known as the God of Manga and Godfather of Anime, invented the distinctive large eyes prominent in both manga and anime. His manga series, Astro Boy, went on to become the first Japanese television series to embody the aesthetic that became known worldwide as anime.
Peter Carl Faberge’s first egg for the Russian royals is also called the hen egg and was made of gold and white enamel. The inside of the egg had a yolk made of gold within which was a golden hen. The eyes of the hen were made of rubies. The golden hen concealed a miniature crown and at the centre hung a tiny ruby egg.