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Bay Tree Royal Russian 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 Faberge 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: 8 Write a review

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Tree egg November 19, 2014
Reviewer: Allan R from Gold Coast, Australia.  
arrived in perfect condition, just as per diagram, very pleased............this is number 2 and will be getting more, love the quality and look.........thank you

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Review of Bay Tree Royal Russian Egg May 22, 2014
Reviewer: Robert LaBianca from Chicago, Illinois  
A lot of times when you purchase items unseen, you are not so pleased with your choice.  However, I was truly pleased when I opened up the box and saw the beautiful Bay Tree Royal Russian Egg.  I am very much a perfectionist, and I really checked over my new little masterpiece for a flaw...I could not find one.  This was truly a good value, for the price paid.  I couldn't be happier.  I will be buying additional items.

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Lovely Replica April 22, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Massachusetts  
I was very happy when this egg arrived.  It really is a lovely replica of the Imperial Egg.  And the tiny bird on a spring adds a touch of whimsy to the egg. I have received many compliments on it.

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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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