The Imperial Pamiat Azova Egg was created in 1891 as a gift from Czar Alexander III to his wife Maria Feodorovna and commemorated the World Tour voyage undertaken by the then heir to the throne, Czar Nicholas II aboard the vessel Pamiat Azova. The egg itself is carved from Jasper and covered with gold rococco scrolls set with diamonds, with a clasp set with one large ruby and two diamonds and lined with green velvet. Inside the egg is an exact replica of the cruiser ship, the Pamiat Azova, made from gold and platinum and includes minute details of gold rigging, anchor chains, lifeboats and diamond-set windows. The ship rests on a base of aquamarine, representing the water.
This cross stitch design was inspired by the elements of the Imperial Pamiat Azova Egg, and features the golden scrolls against a deep green background, with the ship taking centre stage, including the rigging details and its aquamarine base. The ruby and diamond clasp feature is also included as a small motif in the design.
This pincushion cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC Stranded Cotton threads on a card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and instructions.
THIS KIT ALSO INCLUDES A SMALL BAG OF FILLER FOR COMPLETING THE PINCUSHION.
Only whole cross stitch is required, with backstitch needed for the rigging.
Design size approx: 4" (10.2cm) square.
The Imperial Pamiat Azova Egg which inspired this pincushion design: