IMPERIAL FABERGE EGG, LAST SEEN IN PUBLIC OVER A CENTURY AGO, DISCOVERED IN A BRIC-B-BRAC STALL IN THE AMERICAN MIDWEST

One of the most astonishing finds in the art world occurred recently with the discovery of an imperial Faberge egg.  It has been reported that a scrap metal dealer bought the intricately made golden egg in the American Midwest for $13,000 in a bric-a-brac stall.  Unable to re-sell the egg, the owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, did an online search, typing in the words ‘egg’ and ‘ Vacheron Constantin,’ the name of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer (the egg contains a watch made by the firm).  The owner then learned that it was possibly an imperial Faberge egg that has been lost for over a century.   The Mayfair jewellers Wartski confirmed that it is indeed the long-lost imperial egg, and it is estimated to be worth around $33 million.  The egg was last seen in public over a century ago.  The Emperor Alexander III gave the egg in Easter 1887 to his wife, the Empress Marie Feodorovna.  The Empress Marie Feodorovna was one of the subjects of my book, “From Splendor to Revolution,” which was published in 2011.  For more details on the story of this fascinating story and photos of the imperial egg, go to:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2583809/It-like-Indiana-Jones-finding-Lost-Ark-Scrap-metal-dealer-discovers-20million-Faberge-egg-bric-brac-stall.html

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