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franklin Mint's "FABERGE SWAN LAKE IMPERIAL JEWELED MUSICAL" Egg 24K Gold Plated & Sterling Silver. An entrancing artistic masterpiece created by the House of Faberge Igor Carl Faberge. Hand-set with 8 gorgeous sapphires, 15 rich pearls, radiant blue and white guilloche enamel, and a large cultured pearl mounted on finial top. Sculpted of solid sterling silver, richly accented in 24 karat gold and precious rhodium. Inside, a glorious surprise -- a 14 karat gold Swan Goddess sculpture. Plays an 18-note musical movement from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Ballet". Rare and Retired by the Franklin Mint! You will not be able to find this impeccable egg anywhere! This includes only the beautiful egg. See pictures below. HISTORY: The House of Faberge is a jewelry firm founded in 1842 in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Gustav Faberge, using the accented name "Faberge". Gustav was followed by his son Peter Carl Faberge, until the firm was nationalized by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The firm has been famous for designing elaborate jewel-encrusted Faberge eggs for the Russian Tsars and a range of other work of high quality and intricate details. In 1924, Peter Carl's son Alexander with his half-brother Eugene opened Faberge et Cie in Paris, making similar jewelry items, but adding the city to their rival firm's trademark as "FABERGÉ", PARIS". In 1937, the brand name "Faberge" was sold and then re-sold in 1964 to cosmetics company Rayette Inc., which changed its name to Rayette-Faberge Inc. As the name was resold more times, Faberge companies (such as Faberge Inc.) launched clothing lines, the cologne Brut (which became the best-selling cologne at the time), the perfume Babe, hair products, and undertook film production. The egg measures - 7 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" in diameter at the base. weight" 36.7 oz

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Faberge Swan Lake Imperial Jeweled Musical Egg

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Jan 11, 2018