Friday, October 05, 2012

Fabergé Friday

There are still some Fabergé eggs made for the Kelch-family we haven't looked at yet. Here is number five: the "Rocaille Egg", from 1902!

This egg is covered in a deep green enamel. The surface is then decorated with gold rococo cartouches, platinum flowers set with diamonds, and varicolored gold palms, also encrusted with diamonds. 

The egg rests on three scrolled gold feet, and on the inside we find the surprise - a gold tripod surmounted by a heart enameled translucent rose. On one sides the initials "B.K." (Barbara Kelch) are set in diamonds, and on the other side the year "1902".

The heart can be opened, and then reveals three small frames. The miniatures originally contained in them are missing though.

In 1997 the "Rocaille Egg" was sold to a US buyer in a private auction arranged by dealer Proler of Dallas.


  1. Hiya shortcake :)) Hope you are well. The green is charming, I do love that!! Wonderfully mixed with the gold :) Shame the pictures originally in there are missing, would have been lovely to see them. But, it at least doesn't take away from it's overall exquisite beauty...wonderful egg!! Wish you a marvellous weekend my doll!! Hope you have some fun ;)) Xox

  2. I love the green enamel so much Miss Meadows, I'm with Doll in that fits perfectly well with the gold. I wonder what the pictures inside originally would have contained, it would have been interesting for sure, I really love this egg for some reason, the colours just work perfectly and really help with the majesty of it all.

  3. I love that shade of green! So exquisite! :)


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