Serpent Egg Clock
(Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art)
One of the goals of the Fabergé Research Newsletter is to allow Fabergé enthusiasts to share discoveries and news items with a worldwide audience. In this special edition of the newsletter, it is my pleasure to feature two fascinating reader contributions relating to the Blue Serpent Egg on view in Cleveland, Ohio. My special thanks to Geoffrey Munn of Wartski, London, and Annemiek Wintraecken of the Netherlands, for advancing Fabergé scholarship.
“I read your entry concerning the Serpent Egg Clock with great interest and can add some details concerning its rediscovery, which you and your readers might find amusing.” Geoffrey Munn
Annemiek Wintraecken in her essay proves her hypotheses:
- The Blue Serpent Clock Egg is the egg belonging to the Fabergé invoice of the year 1895.
- The 1895 Twelve Monogram Egg is the same egg as the missing 1896 Alexander III Portraits Egg.
- For the year 1887, a new (Ed. Note: Later determined to be 1895) Imperial Easter Egg has emerged.
- A Bonus Discovery Unveiled.
I eagerly look forward to more exciting reader contributions in the year to come.