Rose Quartz (Fabergé egg)

The Rose Quartz egg or Pink Quartz egg is a Fabergé egg made by Michael Perkhin under the supervision of Carl Fabergé.[1] It was ordered by an unknown private customer in St. Petersburg. It is currently in a private collection.[2][3][4]

Rose Quartz Fabergé egg
Year delivered1899
Customerunknown
Current owner
Individual or institutionprivate collection
Year of acquisitionunknown
Design and materials
WorkmasterMichael Perkhin
Materials usedgold, silver, platinum, rubies, diamonds, quartz, onyx
Height305 millimetres (12.0 in)
Surprisenone (clock egg)

DesignEdit

The Pink Quartz egg is made of gold, quartz and onyx and is decorated with silver, platinum, rubies, diamonds. In shape and style it is very similar to the Bouquet of Lilies egg, which was also created by workmaster Michael Perkhin in 1899 but for the family of Nicholas II.[5] However, according to the agreement between the Tsar of Russia and Carl Faberge prohibiting copies of imperial eggd, there are several differences. "Pink quartz egg" is made in the form of a vase of pink quartz, in which there is a bouquet of chalcedony lilies, the stems and leaves of lilies are made of gold, and the nuts are decorated with diamonds. From the top of the Easter egg, 12 golden lines depart from the top, dividing the surface by 12 hours.[6] The clock's arrow is made in the form of a bow with an arrow decorated with diamonds. The egg rests on a black onyx base decorated with gold and diamonds showing "1899".[6][7]

SurpriseEdit

As a working clock the egg contains the clock mechanism rather than a hidden surprise.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carl Fabergé | Schwein (1988) | MutualArt". www.mutualart.com. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  2. ^ "Equal.lv". Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  3. ^ a b "Розовое кварцевое яйцо Фаберже 1899". Archived from the original on 2019-05-26. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  4. ^ "Matt & Andrej Koymasky - Fabergé Other Eggs 6". Andrejkoymasky.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  5. ^ "Розовое кварцевое яйцо Фаберже 1899". Faberge-eggs.info. 2008-10-20. Archived from the original on 2019-05-26. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  6. ^ a b "FabergeGifts.com - Faberge Imperial Eggs, the perfect gift". Fabergetheperfectgift.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  7. ^ "Faberge Egg: Rose Quartz Egg on Black Onyx Base". Store.exquisiteandrare.com. Retrieved 2019-09-17.