- Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)
The Scandinavian egg (or Quisling egg) is a
enamelled Easter eggmade by Michael Perchinunder the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergébetween 1899 and 1903. [http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_chap16_scandinavian.html Faberge - Treasures of Imperial Russia ] ] The egg was made for a St. Petersburgclient, one of the very few eggs that were not made for the Russian Imperial Family.
The egg opens to reveal an enamelled yolk, which contains a miniature hen [ [http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_chap2_renaissance.html Faberge - Treasures of Imperial Russia ] ] .
Rediscovered in an
Oslobank safe, among the possessions of Maria Quisling, the widow of Vidkun Quisling[ [http://www.mieks.com/Faberge2/Other-Eggs/Quisling-Egg.htm Mieks Fabergé Eggs ] ] , it was acquired by Malcolm Forbesfor his collection in the 1980s.
The Forbes Collection was sold in 2004 to
Viktor Vekselbergfor almost $100 million [ [http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm?aid=681 Energy Tribune ] ]
* [http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_chap16_scandinavian.html A detailed article on the 'Scandinavian' egg] , from imperialtresuresofrussia.com
* [http://www.mieks.com/Faberge2/Other-Eggs/Quisling-Egg.htm A detailed article on the 'Scandinavian' egg] , from mieks.com
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