Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)

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Scandinavian Fabergé egg
Fabergé egg Rome 08.JPG
Year delivered1899–1903
CustomerUnknown St. Petersburg client
Current owner
Individual or institutionViktor Vekselberg
Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Year of acquisition2004
Design and materials
WorkmasterMichael Perkhin
Materials usedGold, translucent strawberry red enamel, diamonds
Height74 mm
SurpriseThe egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen.

The Scandinavian egg is an enamelled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé between 1899 and 1903.[1] The egg was made for a St. Petersburg client, one of the very few eggs that were not made for the Russian Imperial Family.[1]

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The egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen.[2]

History[edit]

Rediscovered in an Oslo bank safe, among the possessions of Maria Quisling, the widow of World War II fascist collaborator Vidkun Quisling,[3] it was acquired by Malcolm Forbes for his collection in the 1980s.

The Forbes Collection was sold in 2004 to Viktor Vekselberg for almost $100 million.[4]

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