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.
**** Two of Saint Petersburg's finest Russian Imperial Art Museums have been awarded the commission rights to restore and to produce certain Faberge masterpieces. These museums are working along with regional ateliers, where some of the 19th century designs were first made. Condition is new, and is an authentically reproduced masterpiece of an original Carl Faberge design . Usually sold exclusively in St. Petersburg and Moscow Cathedral, Museum, and Palace gift shops, in Russia. ****