Made in St. Petersburg.
Workmasters: Michael Perkhin and Yuri Nicolai.
Marks: Faberge, M.P. 72, crossed anchors and
Materials: Gold, platinum, diamond, rubies,
heliotrope, aquamarine, velvet.
Dimensions: Length 35/8" (9.3 cm).
Techniques: Casting, engraving, carving.
Kept in the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin,
Description: The egg is made from heliotrope
with a superimposed gold pattern of rococo scrolls decorated
with diamonds.The clasp consists of a ruby and two diamonds.
The interior of the egg is lined with green velvet. The egg
contains an exact replica of the cruiser Memory of Azov (Pamiat
Azova), executed in gold and platinum, and with windows set
with small diamonds. The name "Azov" appears on
the stern of the ship, which rests on an aquamarine plate
representing water. The plate has a golden frame with a loop
enabling the model to be removed from the egg.
Provenance: Presented by emperor Alexander
III to his wife, empress Marie Feodorovna, Easter 1891.