Faberge....simply a one-of-a-kind unique treasure and unfortunately not sure of exact purpose..however, there is a covered round box on top.
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Faberge Kelch 1904. Made for the Russian industrialist Alexander Ferdinandovich Kelch, given to his wife, Barbara Kelch-Bazanova. Purchased as Imperial egg (although it is not) from A La Vieille Russie by Malcolm Forbes in 1966. In 2004 it was sold as part of the Forbes Collection to Viktor Vekselberg, who owns 9 Faberge eggs.
Fabergè uovo imperiale "Pietro il Grande" 1903: oro rosso, verde e giallo, platino, diamanti, rubini, zaffiri, avorio, bronzo, cristallo di rocca. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection) http://www.molu.it/?p=3146
Ceramic Egg Shaped Three Footed Hinged Trinket Box W/ Roses