Given by Tsarina Alexandra to
Tsar Nicholas II in 1897 to commemorate their
Coronation in 1896. It was made as the companion
piece to the Coronation Egg which Nicholas
had just presented to her, also in commemoration
of their Coronation the previous year.
The deep gold enameling of the box represents
the color of the Imperial Coronation Robes
and is what sets the tone of the box. The translucent
enameling is done over a sunburst guilloché design
overlaid with a chased gold trellis set with
diamonds at each intersection. Centered in
each trellis segment is the Romanov double
headed eagle in black enamel. Central to the
entire design is the crowned diamond monogram
of Nicholas II on a white enamel guilloché ground
framed by an oval of diamonds. The sides of
the box are basket weave enamel guilloché and
the interior and underside of the box are black
By itself this is an exquisite example of
Fabergé's work but displayed along
with The Coronation Egg it is Imperial grandeur
as it was meant to be.
Our price: $550.00.