Master Michael Perkhin
Materials Color gold, transparent dark blue and opaque white enamel, brilliant.
The sizes Height 7 1 / 4 inches (18.5 сm).
Technics of execution ?
Origin It is presented by future emperor Nikolay II of the mother to empress Maria Fyodorovna for Easter of 1895. 1927 - taken out in Paris by Michael Norman. 1950 - Emmanuel Snowman, Wartski, London. 1989 - private collection, Switzerland. 1992 - Prince Rainier III, Monaco. April 2005 - Prince Albert II, Monaco.
It is stored Prince Albert of II, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
In the middle of the egg covered with dark blue enamel, the rotating dial of matte white enamel with small diamonds along the edges on which pink brilliants designate figures is located. The gold uvula of the snake covered with brilliants, shows time. Egg is framed with garlands from the roses, executed of four shades of the gold, fixed by bows from pink brilliants. Gold handles of stamping work come to an end in the form of an intricate geometrical figure. From above egg is topped by the pineapple covered with brilliants. The support - the basis consists of three gold plates covered with white matte enamel. Two of them are decorated by the gold trophies symbolizing the Science and War, on the third - a basket with a bunch of flowers. Subjects of the eggs could be inspired by the fashionable during the reign of Louis XVI clock in the form of boxes. For "Blue serpent clock egg" future emperor Nikolay II was paid 2 160 rubles.
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