This little box - 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter - is made of pearl white enamel over a guilloché ground. The border around the opening is crafted in two-colored gold.
The thumb piece is set with a cabochon ruby and two diamonds...
...and underneath the box is a star decoration.
The gold flower on top of the lid is set with two rubies, an emerald, three brilliant and three rose-cut diamonds.
Even on the inside you can see what an amazing piece of art this is.
Mikhail Perkhin made a considerable fortune working for Fabergé. He never really got an opportunity to enjoy it though. According to a biography written by Fabergé's chief-designer Franz Birbaum, Perkhin died in a mental asylum...
All pictures are from Romanov Russia.