This egg is enameled translucent rose pink over a gold guilloché ground, and decorated with multi colored gold ornaments. As you can see this is one of Fabergé's clock eggs. The dial, which surrounds the whole egg is white enameled, with diamond-set Roman numerals. A diamond encrusted snake winds up from the gold pedestal, with it's arrow-tounge indicating the time. The triangular pedestal is enameled oyster. One of it's sides is decorated with the diamond-set monogram of Consuelo. The other two sides are applied with a varicolored gold cornucopia, and a gold trophy.
In 1902 Duchess Consuelo (pictured above) travelled to russia with her husband to attend the Bal des Palmiers, where she was the dinner companion of Tsar Nicholas II. "With the entrance of the Imperial Family to the inspiring air of the Russian anthem - the procession of grand dukes in splendid uniforms, the grand duchess, lovely and bejeweled, the beautiful remote Tsarina and the Tsar - the ball took on the aspect of a fairy tale", she wrote of the occasion. She also remembered to have dined on "gold and silver plate fashioned by Germain, chased and beautiful in shape and color".
During this visit she also visited the Dowager Empress at Anchikov Palace, and most probably saw the Emperess' collection of Fabergé eggs - including the "Blue Serpent Clock Egg", from which she probably got the idea for the egg she ordered from Fabergé herself.