|Resurrection Fabergé egg|
|Individual or institution||Viktor Vekselberg|
|Year of acquisition||2004|
There is no surprise in this egg, possibly because it is a surprise itself.
Long considered a Fabergé Imperial egg, and recognised as such by leading Fabergé experts, it does not bear an inventory number. It has been postulated by Christopher Forbes that the Resurrection egg is the missing surprise from the Renaissance egg, as it perfectly fits the curvature of the Renaissance Egg's shell, has a similar decoration in enamel on the base, and features a pearl, which is mentioned on the invoice for the Renaissance egg but not present on that egg.
The Resurrection egg was bought in 1922 by a London art dealer, and sold at Christie's, in 1934. Owned by Lord Grantchester, it was bought from his estate by Manhattan art dealers A La Vieille Russie. In 1978 A La Vieille Russie negotiated a private sale of the Resurrection egg and the First Hen Egg to the Forbes Collection.
- A detailed article on the 'Resurrection' egg, from treasuresofimperialrussia.com