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Bay Tree Faberge Egg


 
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Price: $99.00

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Bay Tree Royal Russian Egg
  • 7 ''(H) X 3'' (W)
  • 1 lb 9 oz
  • Pewter, Enamel, 54 Crystals
  • Boxed

History: The Bay tree egg (also known as the Orange tree egg) is a jeweled carved enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl in 1911, for Nicholas II, Tsar of of Russia, who presented the egg to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on April 12, 1911. First known in 1935 as a Bay Tree Egg, this egg which had since 1947 been incorrectly labeled as an Orange Tree,but has recently been correctly identified as a bay tree, based on the original Royal Russian invoice.
The egg was confiscated by the Provisional Government in 1917 and transferred from the Anichkov Palace to the Kremlin. It was one of nine eggs sold by Antikvariat to Emanuel Snowman of Wartski around 1927. It has since passed through the hands of five different owners and was sold by Mrs.Mildred Kaplan to Malcolm Forbes in 1965 for $35,000, equivalent to $212,634 at the time of the 2004 sale of the Forbes Collection to Viktor Vekselberg. Vekselberg purchased some nine Imperial eggs, as part of the collection, for almost $100 million.


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review

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Empresses surprise March 2, 2014
Reviewer: Lord Robert de Mohun from Hamsterley Newcastle-upon-Tyne  
Upon unpacking this egg I probably felt as much joy as the Doweger Empress felt on opening the original. Again another true copy especially the little bird.

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Bay Tree Faberge Egg October 2, 2012
Reviewer: Maureen from northern california  
Looks like the original, very happy with purchase.  Before you know it I will have more eggs then the Czar's family

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Fabulous Bay Tree Reproduction February 29, 2012
Reviewer: Keith in CA from Southern California  
Another terrific find! Stunning quality and craftsmanship for a reproduction piece at this pirce. A winner!

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Very Beautiful March 3, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Pittsburgh, PA  
I was very pleased with this product.  The color and quality were great for the price.

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Faberge Bay Tree Egg January 31, 2011
Reviewer: Ben  
I think you accidentally sent me the real Faberge Bay Tree Egg!  This is a really beautiful and well made item.  Thanks for the quality and also the speed that you send my orders.

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