Fabergé Egg, Which Was Recently Found, Can Be Seen at the V&A Exhibition

Fabergé Egg V&A Exhibition

Fabergé egg, which was considered missing for decades, goes to London. Third Imperial Egg was acquired by the museum and will be showcased at the new V&A exhibition.

The egg was lost in 1964 after New Yorks’s auction. And only in 2011, it was accidentally discovered by a metal dealer from the USA. A man brought an incredibly rare Fabergé egg made of gold and with a clock inside to a local shop and wanted for it 500 dollars.

As it turned out later, this golden egg with a watch of the Vacheron Constantin brand once belonged to Russian Tsar Nicholas II. The egg was stolen during the 1917 Revolution and then disappeared without a trace. It is one of the few works of the famous Fabergé that have survived to this day. As it became known, the value of the found work of art is estimated at 33 million dollars. McCarthy, who is an expert on Fabergé products, has confirmed the authenticity of the find. The golden egg measures 8.2 centimeters vertically. According to reports, the found egg was one of three that Tsar presented to his wife as an Easter gift in 1887. Peter Carl Fabergé made about 50 imperial eggs for the Russian Tsars between 1885 and 1916.

Now, other Fabergé eggs, owned by the Romanovs, including The Peacock Egg adorned with crystals, will be put on display for the first time in over a decade. On the show, the guests will also see a pair of human sculptures that Fabergé depicted as the private bodyguards of Tsar Nicholas II.

Other highlights of the exhibition feature aquamarine and diamond tiara, a figurine of a fox-haired terrier, and a notebook.

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