Author Topic: Faberge Eggs  (Read 12827 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline felix

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 657
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Faberge Eggs
« on: February 28, 2005, 10:03:13 AM »
I was just wondering,how many Eggs are missing.Or have all been accounted for.

Offline Mia

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 100
  • 'Princess of Genovia'
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2005, 01:00:50 PM »
Ha, my favourite subject, the Imperial Easter Eggs. I don't  know the answer to the question how many there has been or which ones are lost. There seem to be different opinions about this and new theories now and then, and I haven't read the latest literature. One of the interesting theories (can't remember who it was) was that the surprise of The Renessaince Egg would actually be The Resurrection Egg (or was it The Revolving Miniatures?)...

It would certainly be nice to see a timeline of The Eggs, again. Anyone?

But what would also be interesting is to see more of certain eggs which belong to private properties. It is always the same pictures photographed from same angles which are circulated in the books. I want more pictures of for example The Pansy Egg, The Swan Egg, The Cradle with Garlands Egg and some others! And what kind of miniatures are behind the Catherine The Great Egg?
Errors, like straw, upon the surface flow,
He who would search for pearls,
must dive below.
John Dryden

Offline hikaru

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005, 01:17:12 PM »
There is the detailed programme of Japanese TV NHK about the eggs.
The pictures of swan egg are very detailed their.
The very treasurable thing of this swan (besides Faberge origin )  that he could move perfectly as he originally did.

They took it by the permission of the owner in Swiss.
Actually almost all of the eggs are very heavy (about 5 kg)
By the way, do you know about new unfinished egg
[TSESAREVITCH's star] made by christal, which was
found in Moscow 2-3 years ago?

Offline Jane

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 396
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2005, 05:23:17 PM »
Quote
It would certainly be nice to see a timeline of The Eggs, again. Anyone?


Ask and ye shall receive: http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=antiques;action=display;num=1093209441

(P.S. Just pasting the link--unsure of the accuracy, especially in light of the new rumor swirling about one of the Vekselberg eggs)

Offline felix

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 657
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2005, 05:33:32 PM »
Thank you Jane.

Offline Ortino

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1032
  • Ortino
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2005, 07:36:32 PM »
Hmmm, the number of eggs was a very large amount, so it is possible that some eggs will never be accounted for. They were either added to private collections, stolen, sold, or even possibly destroyed. Nicholas II gave an egg to both his wife and Mother every Easter, so that equates to a good amount of eggs.

Offline moonlight_tsarina

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1045
    • View Profile
    • Inside the Palace Gates
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005, 01:52:29 PM »
I'm not sure if anyone knew this but a few years ago a Private Russian industrialist purchased Forbes' entire Faberge egg colllection (including my fave, the Lillies of the Valley egg!) for an undisclosed sum. Sotheby's estimated the whole collection to be worth $90 million!!
Check out my site!

www.freewebs.com/moonlight_tsarina

"Remember that the evil which is now in the world will become yet more powerful, and that it is not evil which conquers evil...but only love." -Olga Nikolayevna

Offline hikaru

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 01:58:23 PM »
The sum was not hidden . it was something like 100 mln dollars.
The Forbes collection consists 250 pieces with 9 Imperial eggs.
There are also one egg made for the Malborough family,
and a number of eggs made for some merchant family and also other pieces made by Faberge.
We are very proud that the eggs and other items have returned back to Russia.
The number of Imperial eggs were about 56 items.
The Faberge could make the enamels of 146 colors.

Offline lexi4

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1914
  • don't take yourself too seriously
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2005, 10:17:11 PM »
Quote
The sum was not hidden . it was something like 100 mln dollars.
The Forbes collection consists 250 pieces with 9 Imperial eggs.
There are also one egg made for the Malborough family,
 and a number of eggs made for some merchant family and also other pieces made by Faberge.
We are very proud that the eggs and other items have returned back to Russia.
The number of Imperial eggs were about 56 items.
The Faberge could make the enamels of 146 colors.


are these eggs on display? I would love to see them.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow ---- What a ride!!!"

Offline Robert_Hall

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 6649
  • a site.
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2005, 10:31:32 PM »
I saw them at L'Hermitage in January of this year.  Check with them perhaps..?
Life may not be the party we expected, but while we are here, might as well dance..

Do you want the truth, or my side of the story ?- Hank Ketchum.

Offline hikaru

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2005, 10:43:55 PM »
The eggs are not in Hermitage .Maybe they are in Ekaterinburg now.
When they were exhibited in Moscow's Kremlin, DVD was made .
Maybe you could try to find it.

Offline lexi4

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1914
  • don't take yourself too seriously
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2005, 10:46:15 PM »
Thank you R & H.
I have never been to Russia, but hope to make my first trip in summer 2006. I am really looking forward to it and maybe I can see the eggs then. I have several minature eggs (replicas) that I wear as a necklace.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow ---- What a ride!!!"

Offline hikaru

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1123
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2005, 12:17:49 AM »
OF course you could see eggs . - 10 of them are constantly in Armoury of Moscow Kremlin .
As for new ones, maybe they will be in Moscow , maybe not.

Offline GD Alexandra

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 262
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2005, 07:33:18 PM »
lexi4: you've got minature eggs (replicas)?? That is so cool!!! :D where did you get them??
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Alexanastasia »

Offline lexi4

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1914
  • don't take yourself too seriously
    • View Profile
Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2005, 08:37:41 PM »
I found them at an estate sale. They are very small and dainty. Both open. Ever since I found the two I have, I have continued to look for more. When I learn my way around the palace a little better, I will try to photograph them and send you or post the photos
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow ---- What a ride!!!"