Sunday, 23 March 2008

Fabergé Easter Eggs

Karl Fabergé - Chanticleer Clock Egg (1903)What would Easter be without a Fabergé egg? This is the Chanticleer Clock Egg (1903) named after Geoffrey Chaucer's cocky cockerel in The Canterbury Tales. The cockerel pops out of its egg, flaps its wings and crows to mark the hour. Anything to keep the missus amused, if you're a wealthy industrialist. Click the title link to see more of Viktor Vekselberg's collection, which is on display at the Kremlin Museum in Moscow. Last November, another of Karl Fabergé's fabulous Easter eggs with clock and pop-up cockerel automaton fetched a world record of £8.9m at Christie's London auction, despite its croak (CLICK).


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