$18M Faberge Egg

 - Oct 9, 2007
References: bornrich.org & video.google
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.