An objet d’art to make you smile on the Easter day.
Created for a serious collector of both Rolls-Royce and Fabergé a couple of years ago, this Fabergé Egg is quite exceptional for several reasons. On the one hand, it’s only the second object to be commissioned in the Imperial Class – a category reserved for Fabergé’s most illustrious creations – since the fall of the Romanovs in 1917. And on the other hand, the whole thing is pretty modern looking, still clearly following the tradition. The Egg rests on an engine-turned, hand-engraved, purple enamel guilloché base of 18-carat white gold, measuring 160mm in hight and weighing 400g. Arms of rose gold define the shape of the egg, acting as a protective chamber for its precious contents.
A discreet lever at the base of the stand opens the shell to reveal a Spirit of Ecstasy figurine hand-sculpted in frosted rock crystal. The rose gold vanes, embellished with nearly 10 carats of round white diamonds, resolve into swathes of natural amethyst weighing over 390 carats, specially selected for its color saturation and quality. The operating mechanism, thought to be the most complicated ever for a Fabergé Egg, blends the latest computer-aided design and micro-engineering technology with the traditional goldsmiths’ art.
Apr. 11, 2020