1897 Coronation Faberge Egg
The egg is made from metal with translucent lime yellow enamel on a guilloche field of starbursts and is about the cloth-of-gold robe worn by the Tsarina at her Coronation. Adorned with clear crystals and high-polished enamel with golden trim.
It is trellised with bands of greenish gold laurel leaves mounted at each intersection by a gold Imperial double-headed eagle painted opaque black. This pattern was also drawn from the Coronation robe worn by the Empress.
The top opens on a hinge and has a magnetic closure to keep the box securely shut. Fitted inside is a precise replica, less than 3 inches long, of the Eighteenth-century Imperial coach that carried the Tsarina Alexandra to her coronation at Moscow's Uspensky Cathedral. The red color of the original coach was recreated using strawberry colored translucent enamel of the interior was also reproduced in enamels. The coach is surmounted by the Imperial Crown in a crystal. The miniature is complete with moving wheels, opening roof. The piece comes in a beautiful gift box.