Theo  -  Faberge  -  Eggs  -   St.  Petersburg Collection   -   Faberge Descendants  -  Objet d'art  -  Faberge History


Grand Duke Egg

Theo Fabergé hand-turned the shell of an Australian Banksia Nut, characterized by its fascinating natural piercing and rich coloring, to explore further his celebration of the senses.
Lacquered and adorned with 24-karat gilded bezels, the Egg is surmounted by a finial set with a cabochon ruby. The foot is ornamentally turned on Theo's Holtzapffel lathe dating from 1861.

On opening the egg, the surprise is revealed as a sachet holder, containing and releasing the fragrance Special No. 127. This lovely fragrance is from J. Floris of London, who designed it in 1890 for the Russian Grand Duke Orloff.
Limited Edition 150
Height approximately 6¼ inches

inquire for price of creation

MacKerr Associates, Inc. / St. Petersburg Collection® 1997-2024
Prices subject to change without notice
Theo Faberge used by permission. All rights reserved.

Home     To Portfolio     « Back     Next »

Grand Duke Egg by Theo Faberge