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1902 Duchess of Marlborough Faberge Egg
1902 Duchess of Marlborough Faberge Egg

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Item #: E08-10A-05P

1902 Duchess of Marlborough Faberge Egg

  • 7.75'' (H) X 2.75'' (D)
  • Pewter, Enamel, Crystals
  • Contains Music Box (Plays "The Nutcracker Suite" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Gift Boxed

History: The Duchess of Marlborough egg is a jeweled enameled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of Peter Carl Faberge in 1902.It is the only large Royal Russian Easter egg to have been commissioned by an American and is inspired by a Louis XVI clock with a revolving dial. It is similar to the 1887 Blue Serpent Clock egg.
The egg was made for Consuelo Vanderbilt, who became the Duchess of Marlborough when she married Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough in 1895.In 1902 the Duchess and her husband traveled to Russia, where they dined with Nicholas II of Russia and visited his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna at the Anichkov Palace. During this visit, the Duchess would have almost certainly seen the Dowager Empress' large collection of eggs, which perhaps inspired her to order one for her.In 2004 it was sold as part of Forbes Collection to Viktor Vekselberg for almost $100 million.
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Fabergé Egg Duchess of Marlborough June 11, 2015
Reviewer: Martin Berger from Zürich / Switzerland  
I already sent you a peronal review as I placed the  order in question diretly with you and not through amazon. - But of course I will repeat it herewith again. - The merchandise is absolutely marvellous. I do love it and I am happy with it. - As usual your service is perfect, excellent and prompt ... just great. - Unfortunately both holders of the egg are broken; however it is  n o t  y o u r  fault. - The packing and wrapping were perfect and professionally made. - I suppose that the long shipping way and the eventual pressure on the parcel damaged the goods. - I contacted a local jewellery but unfortunatly they could not help me, because they work with heat, which would not suit to email. I do not want to try to stick them by myself and to risk to damage the egg. - So I leave it as it is (it still looks attractiv). - Naturally it is a pity but it is not the end of the world !!! - I assure you, I still am a satisfied customer. - With best regards, Martin BERGER, Zürich/SWITZERLAND.

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