Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)

The Scandinavian egg is an enamelled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé between 1899 and 1903.[1] The egg was made for a St. Petersburg client, one of the very few Fabergé eggs that were not made for the Russian Imperial Family.[1]

Scandinavian Fabergé egg
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Year delivered1899–1903
CustomerUnknown St. Petersburg client
Current owner
Individual or institutionViktor Vekselberg
Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Year of acquisition2004
Design and materials
WorkmasterMichael Perkhin
Materials usedGold, translucent strawberry red enamel, diamonds
Height74 millimetres (2.9 in)
SurpriseThe egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen.

DesignEdit

The egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen.[2]

HistoryEdit

Rediscovered in an Oslo bank safe, among the possessions of Maria Quisling, the widow of World War II fascist collaborator Vidkun Quisling,[3] it was acquired by Malcolm Forbes for his Fabergé collection in the 1980s.

The Forbes Collection was sold in 2004 to Viktor Vekselberg for almost $100 million.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Faberge - Treasures of Imperial Russia". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
  2. ^ "Faberge - Treasures of Imperial Russia". Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
  3. ^ "Mieks Fabergé Eggs". Archived from the original on 2005-05-30. Retrieved 2019-10-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Energy Tribune Archived 2014-06-06 at the Wayback Machine

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