Materials It is made of gold, diamonds, transparent, strawberry red, opaque white and opaque yellow enamel, suede. tiny chicken is made of gold and brown-white enamel. The miniature is made of gold, diamonds, a cabochon ruby, and a water color, it is possible on an ivory.
The sizes Length: 8,4 see. Height miniature: 4,8 see.
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Origin Alexander Kelch's gift to his wife Varvara Kelch-Bazanova. In 1920 one of 6 Eggs Kelch sold, in Paris, La Viil Russi. 1928, it is sold to the American buyer. Approximately in 1940, it is bought by King Farouk Egypt. March 1954, La Viil Russi, New York. With 1961 Lansdell Christie, New York. Forbes's 1966 Collection, New York. 2004 - Sotheby's auction New York - Victor Vekselberg, Moscow.
It is stored Viktor Vekselberg collection, Moscow.
Egg is enameled by transparent strawberry-red enamel. Egg, opens horizontally. Hinge connection is decorated with a side from diamonds, the fastener is executed in the form of large diamond with date "1898". Egg opens to show the white enameled interior and the yellow "yolk" containing gold chicken, enameled in transparent shades of orange, yellow, red and brown flowers. Feathers have white tips, eyes of chicken from diamonds. Chicken opens and contains a gold tiny easel, with a miniature of Tsarevitch Alexey.