Made in St. Petersburg.
Workmaster: Michael Perkhin
Marks: Faberge, M.P, Y.L. (initials of inspector Yakov
Lyapunov of St.Petersburg Standard Board), 56, kokoshnik.
Materials: gold, platinum, silver, rosettes, onyx.
Dimensions: height 105/8" (27 cm).
Techniques: Translucent enamel over a guilloche ground, casting, stamping.
Kept in the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin, inv.no.MP-653/1-2.
The rectangular pedestal and egg-shaped clock
are decorated with translucent enamel on a
guilloche background. The clock is crowned with a delicate
bouquet of lilies, carved from onyx. The pistils of the flowers
are set with three small diamonds, and the leaves and stems are
of tinted gold. The body of the clock is divided into twelve
parts which are outlined in diamond-studded stripes. The diamond
clock hand is in the shape of an arrow which protrudes from an
immobile base. A diamond and enameled belt with twelve
diamond-set Roman numerals revolves around the perimeter of the
egg, indicating the time. The base is decorated with rosettes and
the date of its manufacture, 1899, is set in diamonds. A gold key
was used to wind the mechanism.
Presented by emperor Nicholas II to his wife, empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Easter