Cockerel (Fabergé egg)

The Cockerel egg (also called the Cuckoo Clock egg) was crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé in his set of Imperial Fabergé eggs. The egg was given in 1900 by Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Maria Feodoronova as a gift. The egg has a mechanism on the top rear that enables its bird to come out and move.[1][2]

Cockerel Fabergé egg
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Year delivered1900
CustomerNicholas II
Recipient Maria Feodoronova
Current owner
Individual or institutionViktor Vekselberg
Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Year of acquisition2004
Design and materials
WorkmasterMichael Perkhin
Materials usedgold, diamond, rubies, pearls, enamel
Height20.3 cm (open)
SurpriseA moving bird

The egg is part of the Viktor Vekselberg Collection, owned by The Link of Times Foundation, and housed in the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mieks Fabergé Eggs". Wintraecken.nl. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  2. ^ "http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_chap8_cockerel.html". Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2019-08-14. External link in |title= (help)