Materials it is made of silver, gold, iridescent white and transparent red enamel. Miniatures are made of nacre and a water color on an ivory.
The sizes Height: 7,6 see.
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Origin Nikolay II Maria Fiodorovna's gift. In 1930 it is sold to Gallery Hammer, New York. In 1933 it is bought by Lilian Thomas Pratt. In 1947 the late Lillian Thomas Pratt's collection, is transferred in the Museum of the fine arts of Virginia, Richmond, the USA.
It is stored Museum of the fine arts of Virginia, Richmond, USA.
Iridescent white enamel covers a silver body of Egg the Red cross with portraits. Two red crosses have dates "1914" and "1915". At egg top - a crown and the monogram of the Empress of widow Maria Fiodorovna, in silver. In the basis - the socket with six petals, an egg surprise - a sharnirny, turned-off screen with five oval miniatures: Great Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna, sister of the Tsar, Great Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, his most oldest daughter, Alexander Fiodorovna's Queen, Great Duchess Tatyana Nikolaevna, second daughter of the Tsar, and Great Duchess Maria Pavlovna, cousin of the Tsar.
Pay attention, on other eggs created for a family of the Emperor Faberge's jeweler house, the egg made at the beginning of the First World War the Red Cross with the Triptych, and egg which couldn't be presented to Nikolay II to the mother Maria Fiodorovna from for the revolution which have happened in Russia egg the Karelian birch.