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Pine Cone Faberge Egg


 
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Price: $89.00

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Item #: E06-8
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Pine Cone Royal Russian Egg
  • 3.5'' (H) X 2'' (D) 14.4 oz
  • Pewter, Crystals, Enamel
  • Boxed

History: The Pine Cone egg is a jewelled enameled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl by workmaster Mikhail Perkhin in 1900.
The egg was made for Alexander Kelch, who presented it to his wife. One end of the pine cone, a symbol of resurrection, is set with four diamonds, forming a quatrefoil enclosing the date "1900". The opposite end is set with a diamond star, enclosing a portrait diamond over a later miniature of a young woman.The egg shell opens to reveal a surprise, an oxidized silver Indian elephant supporting an enameled turbaned mahout seated upon saddle cloth. When wound with the original gold key, the tiny elephant, lumbers forward, shifting its weight from one side to the other, all the while turning its head and flicking its tail.
Ownership: Sold in 1989 by Christie's Geneva to Joan Kroc (widow of Ray Kroc, former chairman of McDonalds Corporation) of San Diego, California for $3.1 million. In 1997 the egg was offered by Christie's in New York from the collection of Joan Kroc, but did not sell with the highest bid of $2.8 million. The presale estimate was $3.5 to 4.5 million.


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

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Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! November 27, 2013
Reviewer: mary carey from London, England United Kingdom  
Having seen the original in 1977 in the Victoria and Albert Museum, this reproduction can only be described as excellent!!!!!

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faberge egg with elephant April 23, 2013
Reviewer: Lora from Nebraska  
Absolutely perfect! A great addition to my collection!

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Fabergr Egg March 11, 2013
Reviewer: Faye from Mississippi  
Beautiful egg as always at a great price with fast shipping

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Pine Cone Faberge Egg July 18, 2012
Reviewer: Maureen from California  
Very happy with my purchase. This is my fourth purchase.  Can't wait till August for stock to come back in because there are 5 more eggs I want.  Price and quality always excellent!

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Pine cone Faberge Egg October 30, 2011
Reviewer: Bagheera  
Another good addition to my collection and not the last one.

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