Laying eggs of gold!
After being commissioned to create an Easter egg for the royal family of Russia, Peter Carl Fabergé produced a limited number of these jeweled eggs between 1885 and 1917. - The hen came first! The first fabergé egg is known as the Hen Egg.
- Each egg took a year or more to make! Fabergé was given complete freedom in the design and execution, just that there had to be a surprise within each creation.
- A €20 million Fabergé egg wound up sitting unidentified, at an antiques market! With no knowledge of the treasure, a humble scrap metal dealer purchased it for €8,000 and planned to melt down the egg for its gold - until he came upon an online article revealing it to be a €20 million Fabergé egg, in 2012!
- After the fall of the Romanov family during the Russian Revolution, the eggs were looted and scattered throughout the world, creating one of the most intriguing Easter egg hunts ever. Some are in private collections or museums, while some have just vanished without a trace. One of them was sold by a family of antique dealers to a mysterious buyer listed only as ‘a stranger’. Since then, it's location is unknown.
Who knows the lost ones maybe found someday!
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