- 6.6 Inches Tall (with the stand) x 3.2 Inches Wide
- 16.7 cm Tall x 8.1 cm Wide
- Plays "The Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky
- Enamel Gold Plated Pewter, Austrian Crystals
- Hand Painted
- Plays Music
- Gift Boxed
The sparkling cathedral dome (in white enamel) is removable.It is adorned with clear crystals and high-polished enamel with golden trim. The side opens on a hinge and has a magnetic closure to keep the box securely shut.
The piece comes in a beautiful gift box.
The Moscow Kremlin Egg is by far the largest of the Carl Peter Faberge and was inspired by the architecture of the Moscow Uspenski Cathedral, where all the Russian Tsars were crowned.
The egg commemorates the return to Moscow of the royal couple Nicholas II and Alexandra Fyodorovna in 1903. They had tended to avoid the historical capital due to its ill-omened association with a riot during Nicholascoronation, where hundreds of Muscovites were crushed to death.
The egg itself was supposed to be presented in 1904 as engraved at the foot in white enamel on a round gold plate is the date. But the delivery was delayed because of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).
This was followed by the assassination in the Kremlin of Nicholas' favorite uncle and brother-in-law, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich. So instead the egg was only presented for Easter, 1906. The egg was kept in the Alexandra Fyodorovna Sitting Room in the Alexander Palace.
You may return most new, unopened items within 90 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).