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A cup for me?

Yes yes yes - it's my 1000 post on TE.

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But in photo it is not a cup for me but a beautiful Faberge egg.
Called the Duchess of Marlborough egg, also known as the Pink Serpent egg, is a jewelled enameled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1902.

The Duchess of Marlborough Egg is the only large Fabergé egg to have been commissioned by an American, and it is inspired by a Louis XVI clock with a revolving dial. It is similar to the earlier imperial Blue Serpent Clock Egg.

The egg was made for Consuelo Vanderbilt, who became the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 when she married Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough.

After her divorce from the Duke of Marlborough, she donated the Duchess of Marlborough Egg to a charity auction in 1926. The egg was bought by Ganna Walska, the second wife of Harold Fowler McCormick, chairman of the International Harvester Company of Chicago. At the 1965 Parke-Bernet auction of her property, it was bought by Malcolm Forbes. It was the first of several Fabergé eggs that Forbes purchased.

In 2004, it was sold as part of the Forbes Collection to Viktor Vekselberg. Vekselberg also purchased nine Imperial Easter eggs, as part of the collection, for almost $100 million. The egg is now housed in Vekselberg's Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5284 W: 2 N: 9990] (47558)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-00
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 13:13
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