Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)


Scandinavian (Fabergé egg)

The Scandinavian egg (or Quisling egg) is a enamelled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé between 1899 and 1903. [http://www.treasuresofimperialrussia.com/e_chap16_scandinavian.html Faberge - Treasures of Imperial Russia ] ] The egg was made for a St. Petersburg client, one of the very few eggs that were not made for the Russian Imperial Family.

Design

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 ] ] .

History

Rediscovered in an Oslo bank 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 Forbes for his collection in the 1980s.

The Forbes Collection was sold in 2004 to Viktor Vekselberg for almost $100 million [ [http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm?aid=681 Energy Tribune ] ]

ee also

*Fabergé egg
*Egg decorating

External links

* [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

References


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