The " Scribe Egg" was the first of Theo Fabergé's creations for The St. Petersburg Collection.It is made from Cocobolo wood, a rare and exotic wood from Central America . The Egg is inset with rings, whilst the base and the 24 carat gold finial are ornamentally turned on Theo Fabergé's own Holtzapffel Lathe dating from 1861. The surprise within is the Scribe's pen, a 24 carat gold plated pen embellished with a single Cabochon ruby . This Limited Edition Egg is #328 out of 750. The height is 125mm. This item is "Sold Out" from the Faberge Store, and represents the very first egg made available for sale in the St. Petersburg Collection in 1985. It would make an excellent gift or addition to anyone who appreciates the finest craftsmanship and detail. Additional information: This egg was originally purchased in November 1994 and is still in New Mint condition in the original presentation box. (See photos) Inside of the presentation box t is original paper work, Theo Faberge writes " I hope that this first egg in my collection will give you lots of pleasure, Best wishes." It is signed by Theo Faberge, dated November 1994. Shipping costs are fixed @ $50.00 domestically by way of USPS Priority Mail, this also includes delivery confirmation & shipping insurance - based on value of item purchased. Non domestic shipping costs will be determined based on shipping destination and buyers preference of shipping and method. Payment Info: Paypal, Cashiers Checks and Money Orders only, no personal checks. Thanks for looking !!!