Russian Imperial Empress Alexandra Gold Christmas Music Box Opening Nativity Egg
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Russian Imperial Empress Alexandra Gold Christmas Music Box Opening Nativity Egg:
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL GOLD PINE CONE NATIVITY EGG,
Collector Egg. This is a natural Egg with Cast Swedish metal base and having a 22k Gold finish , being a stylized pine cone shape.In the Russian Byzantine style, the design representing a pine cone which opens to reveal the hand painted figures of the Nativity.
Quality key wound musical movement plays "Silent Night". Egg is set with jewel cut Austrian gemstones. Top finial clasp. Overall measures approx 8" in height. Has fitted satin lined presentation case.
This Egg is an adaption of an original designed by Peter Carl Faberge commissioned by His Majesty, Czar Nicolai II, in the year of 1900 and presented to the Dowager Empress Marie.
***Historic Notes: The Hermitage Museum is in the Winter Palace, being two of St. Petersburg's finest Art Museums. The museum Collection Gift Shop currently offers many Easter Eggs, Pendant Necklaces, Jewelry & carved stone bouquets, all inspired by the majestic art "in the style of Faberge", which their modern craftsmen now create. In decades past items by "I.Faberge, or I.F. (Igor, grandson of Carl Faberge) were also offered.***