RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STYLE ANIMATED MUSICAL EGG. ABSOLUTELEY ONE OF THE FINEST EGGS I HAVE EVER OFFERED. SIMPLY ELEGANT. EGG STANDS ON MOUNTED VELVET UPHOLSTERED BASE,
DIECAST 18k GOLD FOOTED BASE BENEATH. AUTHENTIC EGG STYLE. IRIDESCENT OPAL FINISH. JEWEL AND SEED PEARL SETTINGS. REMINISCENT OF THE EGGS DESIGNED BY THE FAMOUS COURT JEWELER,COMMISSIONED BY THE LAST TWO ROMANOV TZARS. PAIR OF DOOR OPEN TO REVEAL AN INNER COMPARTMENT, COMPLETELY FINISHED IN A GOLD SPUN GAUZE BACKROUND, FEATURING A BALLERINA, IN PEACH OUTFIT. WHEN THE FINE MUSICAL MOVEMENT PLAYS, THE BALLERINA TURNS WITHIN THE EGG. COMES WITH A FITTED,HINGED AND PADDED PRESENTATION CASE. PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKYS "Swan Lake".
Also included is an Impressive Russian Imperial Ballet Ballerina Necklace set w/pink diamond crystal gemstones.Has lobster claw clasp. 22K Gold plate finish, set with light and medium pink diamond Austrian crystal gemstones. Has 20" necklace chain, and Ballerina itself measures approx: 1.5".
BEAUTIFUL SOUNDING QUALITY key wound mechanical MUSICAL MOVEMENT. Top of the egg has a finial in the shape of a pair of Ballet Slippers !; MEASURES APPROX 6 1/4" TALL. Although not antique it has the appearance of being so.
****Condition is new, however , 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. . Usually sold exclusively in St. Petersburg, Odessa and Moscow Cathedral, Museum and Palace gift shops. ****