- Lot number217
FABERGE GOLD ENAMEL &
IMPERIAL-STYLE EGG THE INDIAN ELEPHANT
Fabergé, Russia. Made in homage to Fabergé's
Imperial eggs, circa 1990.
Very fine, gold, silver, enamel, rose-cut diamond
and ruby-set egg with concealed surprise of a silver,
gold and enamel elephant . Accompanied by a fitted
Gold, two-body, egg-form, overlaid with translucent
royal blue guilloche enamel, the lower body
mounted with chased gold swags supported by ribbons
and set with cabochon rubies, waisted base on a
further circular base mounted with a gold continuous
laurel wreath pattern, hinged lid set with gold foliage
surrounding four white enameled Imperial arms each
set with a rose-cut diamond, gold foliage between set
with cabochon rubies, silver ribbons set with rose-cut
diamonds, surmounted by a gold and white enamel
Imperial crown set with rose-cut diamonds in silver,
cabochon ruby-set thumb-piece, the lid opening to
reveal a silver elephant with gold tusks and cabochon
ruby eyes, gold and translucent red enamel
cover on the elephant's back set with a cabochon ruby
in a chased gold mount, standing on an opalescent
radial guilloche enamel reserve with gold beaded
border, royal blue translucent guilloche enamel outer
Punched with Fabergé mark in Cyrillic, mastermark
M-II, Russian gold mark 56.
DIM. 15.3 x 6.2 cm.
In excellent condition.
This egg is a superb quality
modern creation by the
House of Fabergé inspired by
the famous Imperial Easter
eggs made for the Czar by
the original Fabergé company
before the revolution.