A gold-mounted hardstone miniature Easter egg Faberge

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Workmaster E. Kollin

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St Petersburg, before 1896, the lapis lazuli egg suspended in an acorn cup-shaped mount of finely-twisted gold cable strands. For a similar egg by Kollin, made of gold and purpurine, see exhibition catalogue Faberge in America, New York, 1996, no.107 (Lillian Thomas Pratt collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond).