Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)
|Scandinavian Fabergé egg|
|Customer||Unknown St. Petersburg client|
|Individual or institution||Viktor Vekselberg|
Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Year of acquisition||2004|
|Design and materials|
|Materials used||Gold, translucent strawberry red enamel, diamonds|
|Surprise||The 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. The egg was made for a St. Petersburg client, one of the very few eggs that were not made for the Russian Imperial Family.
The egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen.
Rediscovered in an Oslo bank safe, among the possessions of Maria Quisling, the widow of World War II fascist collaborator Vidkun Quisling, it was acquired by Malcolm Forbes for his collection in the 1980s.
- A detailed article on the "Scandinavian" egg, from imperialtresuresofrussia.com
- A detailed article on the "Scandinavian" egg, from Mieks Fabergé Eggs
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