Made in St. Petersburg.
Materials: Onyx, quatre-couleur gold, white
and green enamel.
Dimensions: Height 14.27" (36.1 cm).
Techniques: Musical automaton.
Kept in the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin,
Description: A stylish model of the Moscow
Kremlin on a pedestal of white onyx. In the center of the
model is the Annunciation Cathedral in a form of an egg
of white transparent enamel. The dome of the Cathedral is
made of polished gold. Through one of the windows of the
Cathedral can be seen the painting which shows the inside
decorations. The model is a kind of music box which is wound
with a golden key.
by emperor Nicholas II to his wife, empress Alexandra Feodorovna,