Materials It is made of gold, silver, diamonds and transparent, royal dark blue enamel. The tiny elephant is made of silver, gold, an ivory, diamonds and red and green enamel.
The sizes Height: 9,5 see.
Technics of execution ?
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. 1929-1989 private collection United States. 1989, it is sold to Joan Krok, San Diego, California, the USA.
It is stored Joan Krok, San Diego, California, USA.
One end of egg, is decorated with four brilliants forming a quatrefoil clover, and forms date «1900». The opposite end is decorated with diamond under which a miniature of the young woman, it alleged by the Empress of the Widow Maria Fiodorovna. Egg originally had B.K monogram. under diamond, its replacement leads to the assumption that egg was planned as an imperial gift. The body of egg opens to show a surprise, a silver Indian elephant with ivory canines, with a saddle and the equestrian. The elephant mechanical, after plant a gold key goes and turns the head.