RUSSIAN IMPERIAL GOLD PINE CONE NATIVITY EGG, Collector Egg. Made and Cast of 22k Gold finished Bronze and porcelian, and a natural egg 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: 6" in height. Has fitted and hinged presentation case. This Egg is an adaption of an original designed by Peter Carl Faberge commissioned by His Majesty, Czar Nicolai II, in the pre-revolutionary era, and presented to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna.
Condition is new and is an authorized authentic reproduction masterpiece of the original Carl Faberge design. Artisans from the Hermitage and Winter Palace museums and others, upon commission, will replicate a work of art or painting. (The original Egg was originally presented by Tsar Nicolas II) Usually sold exclusively in St. Petersburg, Odessa and Moscow Cathedral, Museum and Palace gift shops.