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Offline felix

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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.

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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?

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« 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?

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Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2005, 05:23:17 PM »
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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)

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Re: Faberge Eggs
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2005, 05:33:32 PM »
Thank you Jane.

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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.

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« 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!!

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« 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.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2005, 10:17:11 PM »
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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.

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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..?

hikaru

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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??
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« 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