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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« on: April 08, 2004, 05:58:31 PM »
Thomas, I am pea green with envy!!!  :P  What a magnificent exhibit!  The display featuring those last two Faberge eggs is particularly intriguing, but I also confess a macabre interest in that still-bloodstained shirt.

In the early 1990s I visited an exhibit in San Diego, CA. re: Faberge eggs only . . . but according to the news releases, this exhibit featured more Faberge eggs than at any other time since the fall of the Tsar.  As you can imagine, it was an incredible experience.  Imagine being so close to the egg with the small windup train that you could actually look through the windows of the train cars to the other side!

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004, 09:42:45 AM »
Thomas,

In the catalogue are there photographs of the unfinished Constellation Egg and the Birch Egg of 1918?

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2004, 01:57:58 PM »
Thomas, I too am pea green with envy! Could you please tell us more about the last two Faberge eggs that were never delivered (your descriptions of the exhibit are wonderful, by the way!)...we love your details!  Melissa K.

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2004, 02:12:58 PM »
I join Janet in the envy part !!
The unfinished "eggs" have always intrigued me.
I think I could pass on the  "bloodstained shirt" , not being macabre, just surprised it still exists !!
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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 03:19:53 PM »
In Forbes magazine a few weeks ago (maybe the April 9th edition? I'm sorry I'm not sure, someone tore out the page to give it to me) there was an article on the "lost eggs" along with speculation about where they might be. The Birch Egg and the Constellation Egg were pictured; the concluding paragraph referred to the fact that in 1917 the last invoice for the undelivered egg was not made out to  The Czar of All the Russias, but simply to Mr. Romanov.

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2004, 12:44:08 AM »
Thank you, Thomas, for the details on the two eggs. Great information, much appreciated. Melissa K.

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2004, 05:05:17 PM »
To hear at least the description, how I longed over years and years for something on the last Eggs, where can I look for sources pictures? Please? :o
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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2004, 06:01:25 PM »
There is a wonderful website that was posted in the "Romanov and Imperial Russia Links" section. It has pictures of many eggs as well as information.

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2004, 07:31:25 PM »
It's too bad the constellation egg wasn't finished.It sounds like it would have been a really beautiful piece of art.I would have loved to have seen that. ::)
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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2004, 07:51:23 PM »
www.embajadaderusiaenchile.mid.ru/chile/faberge.html

has a picture of the Constellation Egg.
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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2004, 07:57:47 PM »
Many many many thanks Pravoslavnaya for posting that link.Seeing that egg made my day! ::) :o ::)
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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2004, 02:31:52 PM »
You can see the birch egg at


http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fab/fab68.html

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Re: Faberge/Cartier Exhibition Munich
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2004, 04:35:28 PM »
Thanks Nick, and to Pravoslavnaya, seeing the last two pieces of the puzzle sure made my weekend!  
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