A Faberge Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value.
The Lost Third Imperial Easter Egg was made by Peter Carl Faberge as a gift for Empress Maria Feodorovna for Easter 1887. The Lost Third Imperial Easter Egg can be seen from April 14 to 17 at Wartski's showroom in London.
Image: An assistant poses for a photograph with a Faberge egg during a photo-call at antique dealer Wartski, in central London April 7, 2014. The $20 million egg, hailing from the court of imperial Russia, was bought in a US junk market by a scrap metal dealer, before it was acquired by Wartski for an unidentified private collector.
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