Faberge masterpieces collection in Moscow
The Easter egg “Moscow Kremlin” is another masterpiece of Faberge. Designed and created in St. Petersburg in Prekhin’s workshop. The height of the egg is about 36 centimeters. It’s a music box. A small key allows you to start a mechanism and hear the Easter hymns of the composer Kastalsky. This is another gift from Nicholas II to his dear wife for Easter. It was in 1903 that the Tsar’s family spent the entire Easter week in Moscow.
The egg symbolizes autocratic power. In the center is the Easter egg itself in the form of the Assumption Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin where all coronations took place from medieval times. The egg is covered with enamel, and the golden dome crowns it. Looking in the windows, you can see the altar and even the iconostasis. The egg is supported by two Kremlin towers, repeated twice.
Many different materials were used to create it: enamel, gold, silver, enamel painting and engraving . The egg became not only an example of the greatest skill of jewelers, but also a unique mechanical device- surprise. This combination became the hallmark of Faberge and made it world famous.