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Fabergé eggs synonymous with excess, perfectionism

"Lilies of the Valley Egg" ~ 1898. Saw it at Replacements Limited, which is like a palace of pretty shiny things.

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). "Vilmiron" dress (detail), spring/summer 1952 haute couture French. Silk, nylon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1955 (C.I.55.76.20a–g). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Art Nouveau Fabergé, Lilies of the Valley Egg - 1898 - Made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé - Enamel, gold, diamonds, rubies, pearls - Tsar Nicholas II, as a gift for Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna - http://www.faberge.com/news/57-afabergeggstudy.aspx

The Concise History of Fabergé Eggs

Peter the Great Egg 1903 - See source for history of Faberge eggs for the Russian Imperial family

An antique garnet and diamond ring, early 19th C. The central cushion-cut stone within a rose-cut diamond-set border and openwork scroll frame, the outer border of large circular-cut diamonds, the shank engraved: 'The Emperor Nicholas to Alan Stevenson 1839'. According to the 1957 letter accompanying this lot, the ring was given by the Emperor to Alan Stevenson, the famed Scottish lighthouse engineer, following "the completion of the light house construction carried out by him in the year…