Monday, April 1, 2013

The Forbes Fabergé Easter Egg Collection

Russian energy tycoon Victor Vekselberg bought the largest private collection of nine Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs, expected to have been auctioned in April by the Forbes family. No price has been disclosed. Pre-auction estimates were that the eggs and the rest of the Forbes Fabergé collection would sell for between $80m to $120m.

The "Coronation Egg," presented by Tsar Nicholas II to his wife at Easter 1897 was set to become the most expensive piece of decorative art in the world with a Sotheby's estimate up to $ 24 million.


The Coronation Egg - 1897
Estimated Sale Price: $18m $24m
The Lillies of the Valley Egg - 1898

Estimated Sale Price: $12 million to $18 million


The Fifteenth Anniversary Egg - 1911

Estimated Sale Price: $10 million to $15 million
The Orange Tree Egg - 1911

Estimated Sale Price: $10 million to $15 million


The Cuckoo (Cockerel) Egg - 1900

Estimated Sale Price: $5 million to $7 million
The Renaissance Egg - 1894

Estimated Sale Price: $5 million to $7million