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A previously unrecorded Faberge egg has been rediscovered. It’s a well known fact that when a previously unknown, but highly collectible, piece of art shows up, the art world gets out their checkbooks. An engagement gift to Baron Edouard de Rothschild, the egg has a clock with a diamond set cockerel that pops up and flaps its wings every hour. Christie’s estimates the Faberge egg will bring upwards of $18 million, almost double the $9.6 million set by the Imperial Winter Egg sold by Christie’s in New York in 2002.
Faberge Eggs represent opulence and rarity that is unmatched in the art world.