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Discussions about Russian History => Imperial Russian Antiques => Topic started by: TreasureHunter on April 14, 2014, 04:05:45 PM

Title: Faberge Egg Charms
Post by: TreasureHunter on April 14, 2014, 04:05:45 PM
Does anyone here collect Faberge egg charms?

I'm not talking about the many cheap copies that have flooded the market since, but antique originals.

Given their collectability and beauty, I am surprised that there is not a detailed book regarding them, at least not to my knowledge.

Does anyone here know where there are originals for sale?
Title: Re: Faberge Egg Charms
Post by: Forum Admin on April 15, 2014, 09:59:13 AM
The major dealers always have a few for sale.  They are also the safest bet to safeguard against the many many fakes being passed off as genuine.  Romanov Russia dot com, A La Veille Russie in New York, Wartski in London.
Be prepared to spend between $5000 and $25.000 for just one.

If you find them "cheaper" elsewhere, they are probably fakes.  Major auctions of Russian antiques also usually have a few.  Check them as well.
Title: Re: Faberge Egg Charms
Post by: TreasureHunter on April 16, 2014, 03:43:30 PM
Do we know approximately how many of these charms were made?

I think they would make for an interesting item to collect, but I can not seem to locate any collector resources.

Faberge and the word 'cheap' have never belonged together in the same sentence and they never will.

I have seen a few photographs of necklaces, which appear to have the charms, but I am unsure if Faberge made egg pendant necklaces or if they had a basic necklace or bracelet that you were supposed to add the charms to. It seems like the charms came in a wide variety of styles, themes, materials and colors too.