yellow gold, in the form of the Imperial double-headed eagle surmounted with a crown, a ruby set shield in the centre.
Presented in its original silk and velvet-lined green leather box,the lid stamped with a gold Imperial eagle.
Workmaster: Alfred Thielemann,
St. Petersburg, circa 1910,
inventory number 2639
Length: 8.3 cm.
Acquired by the Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty Tsar Nicholas II from Fabergé on 3rd August 1910 for 25 roubles.
An identical example was displayed in the exhibition Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers (Wartski, 2006) and is illustrated as number 135 in the accompanying catalogue.
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