Find out how the find from the flea market turned out to be the rarest Faberge egg

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The American, who bought, in his opinion, an unremarkable gold product at the flea market, wanted to quickly resell it or, at least, melt it. After all, no one interested in them. But as it turned out later, it was lost by the creation of Carl Faberge, the court jeweler of the last dynasty of the Russian tsars, called Third Imperial Easter Egg.

An American entrepreneur bought the product for $ 14,000 and wanted to resell it profitably, because inside there were a watch from Vacheron Constantin. Attempts to sell quickly, seemingly profitable product, ended in nothing. The businessperson had already decided to melt it, but then in desperation scored a search query on the network: “egg”, “Vacheron Constantin” (the inscription on the clock) - and soon came across an article in the British edition of The Telegraph, which told about Faberge eggs.

Seeing a photo with a piece of jewelry in the article, exactly like buying it, the merchant raced off on the first plane to London to meet with the director of the Wartski Antique Gallery in London, Kayren McCarthy.

The egg was identified as one of the lost Imperial Easter eggs, designed by Carl Faberge. It was one of the first works of Faberge: Alexander III presented it to his wife Maria Fedorovna at Easter in 1887. During the October Revolution, the piece of jewelry fell into the hands of the Bolsheviks, and at that its trail was lost.
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