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A Different Kind of Fabergé Egg

what image comes to mind when I mention the name Karl Fabergé?
Probably not a plate of breakfast.

It may not be the opulent Easter eggs that bear his name, but Fabergé’s
jeweled rendition of a Russian breakfast still fetched quite a princely
sum, it just sold at auction for $1.1 million:

The stone-cut jeweled still life depicts a leftover breakfast plate
with a fried egg (made from amber and white enamel), two fish (silver
— one whole, one just a skeleton), a glass of vodka (rock crystal),
cigarette butts (quartz and silver), and a newspaper (silver) from 18
October 1905 — the day the Tsar signed the October Manifesto in
an attempt to quell unrest in Russia by granting the people various
civil liberties and democratic reforms.


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November 27th, 2011

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