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Faberge Eggs

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How much is a Fabrege egg with built in music box bought from Franklin Mint in 1988 worth?

Now, if you are certain that it is a real Faberge egg, than it should be worth between $4,000 to $75,000.Is excellent for investment

AnswerI sell four eggs of Faberge by Franklin Mint that only the real one with 24k gold,enamel,pearl and hand decorations for 25000 in December and was easy because Faberge Eggs by Franklin mint dont make more and they have only the authorization to make by the House of Faberge. I am looking for Eggs Limited editionAnswerWhat you are referring to are eggs made by the House of Faberge and sold through FM. In 1988 they would have been about 4K. The jewels on these are not glass. I have seen one sell for about 7K a couple of months ago.

How can you tell if an egg that opens to a chess board with little chess pieces in a drawer at the bottom is a Faberge Egg?

Fabrege sculpted the famous eggs from fine metals and exquisite jewel quality stones. None were ever made in China. The "Fabrege" name has long been attached to creations of this sort as an indicator or description of style, similar to how the name "Tiffany" is used, rather than denoting the true provenance of the creation.

If it came from the Franklin Mint it's NOT a Fabrege egg. It's a creation crafted in the style of those eggs made for the wife of Nicholas, last Tsar of Russia, by artisans of the Franklin Mint or others.

As a general rule of thumb, creations from the various "mints" that deal in collectibles are priced at the top of their value and can usually only be resold for from 1/3 to as much as 3/4 of their original price. Sometimes a very modest profit can be made but seldom.

A true Fabrege Egg would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars but few exist outside of museum collections. I believe that fewer than 30 were made, each an exquisite work of unique art. They were birthday gifts for the Tsarina.

What is Franklin Mint faberge firebird egg worth?

Anything faberge piece marked "Franklin Mint" is only worth about 1/2 of what you paid for it........

Are Faberge eggs made from a real eggs?

no. They are jewel encrusted pieces in the general shape of an egg.

How do you they make Faberge eggs?

They get this really rich chicken to make one

What is the cost of The Imperial Russian Bouquet by Carl Faberge?

what is the cost for an imperial russian bouquet by carl faberge 1978

How much is a wearable fabrege egg worth?

I selected this site to let you know what one can buy them for, there are a few other styles at this site.

The Aquamarine Egg and Porcelain Case

The Egg is 5/8ths of an inch in size and hangs from a delicate sterling silver chain of 18 inches. Done in enamel guilloch

What is the religion of Faberge eggs?

The Faberge eggs were made as Easter gifts from the Tzar to his wife. The Russian royal family was Russian Orthodox religion. They were made by the jeweler Faberge out of diamonds, gems, pearls, and enameled. They had little special things inside of them.

How much does a Faberge black widow brooch worth?

About $24,000 right now with 10 hours left of bidding i think.

What was the first faberge egg made of?

Some if not all combinations of gold, silver, copper, nickel, and palladium decorated with precious stones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.

What does a bees eggs look like?

A honey bee egg is just a 'pin prick' in size and very difficult to see without the aid of a magnifying glass. The queen lays the egg at the bottom of a cell in the comb and it hatches into a larva after three days, at which time it is much easier to see.

What is faberge famous for making?

A limited number of rare elaborately jeweled uniquely over-sized egg art pieces which are now museum collectors items that are worth fortunes.

Did Alexander create faberge eggs?

No, Tsar Alexander III was the Emperor of Russia who commissioned the eggs to be made by the House of Fabergé.

Why were faberge eggs created?

As exquisite pieces of art for the Russian Royal family up to the early 20th century.

Who Was Carl Faberge Married To?

He was married to a Danish woman named Charlotte Junqstedt.

What are Faberge eggs made of?

It is an interesting fact that Faberge eggs are made of gold, enamel, and precious gems inside. Originally, it was a closely guarded secret. Inside, each contained a surprise. Each egg was a masterpiece. In 1891, for example, Fabergé presented the Azova egg, carved from a solid piece of green jasper and covered with gold and diamond scrollwork in Louis XV style.

What were the surprises in the faberge eggs?

Wound up toys like little peacocks that walk and fan their tails, elephants that trot, a golden egg yolk with a golden chicken, a singing nightingale, portraits, paintings, rosebuds, jewelry, miniature crowns and stuff all made in gold and precious gems.

What happens during the making of faberge eggs?

Faberge eggs are essentially 'dioramas' -- three-dimensional miniatures made from metal and set with precious stones. Faberge was the court jeweler to the Czar of the Russian Empire.

Extensive planning and drawing precedes any fabrication, then the process of fashioning the metal, applying any enamel and setting jewels into the 'structure' ensues.

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Why did Peter Carl FabergΓ© create faberge eggs?

In 1885 Czar Alexander III gave the House of Fabergé the title 'Goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown'. The Czar also commissioned the company to make an Easter Egg as a gift for his wife, the Empress Maria.