Made in St. Petersburg.
Workmasters: Michael Perkhin and Yuri Nicolai.
Marks: Faberge, M.P. 72, crossed anchors and scepter.
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,
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.
Presented by emperor Alexander III to his wife, empress Marie Feodorovna, Easter 1891.