After having received new info about this great lot, I have adjusted my estimate (Luud Smits 1/10/2021)
This Faberge egg is just perfect!
Very. very rare!
It is a unique copy!
Made with Swarovski crystals and gold plated as indicated by its certificate of authenticity.
The photos speak for themselves of the beauty of this work of art identical to the original.
It is also supplied with another object, an identical replica of the Sotheby's auction catalog held by Roger Moore during the auction.
The final prop consists of 58 pages from an actual period Sotheby's Faberge sale catalog, plus the two text pages as seen in the film.
The cover has also been recreated to match the cover in the film.
It is a true copy of the film that was recreated, all the pages are filled in identically.
The Green Gold Imperial Coronation Easter Egg, was cast in pewter, heavily gold-plated in 22carat-gold and enamelled in lustrous translucent emerald-green enamel.
Beneath the enamel was a starburst guilloché engraved design.
The Egg was enclosed by a gold laurel-leaf trellis and set with blue sapphire crystals and four pettalled gold flowers with diamond effect crystals.
The top of the Egg had been embossed with a Russian style Royal Crown and finished with a circlet of sapphire crystals.
The size of the Egg was 100mm tall and 64mm diameter.
The 'Surprise' inside the Egg was a replica of the Russian Imperial Coronation State Coach. This faithfully reproduced miniature was heavily gold-plated in 22 carat-gold and lacquered.
The roof of the coach was encrusted with diamond effect crystals and the side doors had been finished with sapphire crystals. The beautiful Coach was fixed to the central plinth of the Egg.
This Exclusive Easter Egg came complete with a gold plated solid brass deluxe display stand, as shown, and a satin lined presentation box including Certificate of Authenticity / Information Card.
In the 1983 film Octopussy, the Imperial Coronation Egg is one of numerous priceless Imperial Russian treasures supplied to Kamal Khan by rogue Soviet General Orlov.
The treasures were replaced with forged replicas while Khan smuggles the real versions into the West via Octopussy's circus troupe and sells them at auction. The smuggling scheme is interrupted and comes to the attention of MI6, when undercover British agent 009 discovers and steals the fake Fabergé Egg from the circus while they are performing in East Berlin.
Although fatally wounded, he manages to bring the Egg to the British Ambassador in West Berlin. The replica Egg now gone, Orlov contacts Khan in a desperate bid to get the original Egg back from auction at Sotheby's in London before it can be sold.
Meanwhile, 007 is also sent to the auction by MI6 in a bid to flush out the seller. Suspicious of Khan's interest in the Egg, he impromptu bids on it - greatly driving up the item's price to determine how desperately the villain wants it.
While examining the item, Bond covertly swaps the priceless original for the fake taken by 009.
He follows Khan to India, where he makes it clear to the villain that he has the Egg. Bond permits Khan's associate, Magda, to another fake Fabergé egg (made by the british goverment which Kamal thinks is the real) fitted with listening and tracking devices by Q.
After being captured, Bond escapes from his room and he listens in on the bug in the Fabergé egg and discovers that Khan is working with Orlov, who is seeking to expand Soviet control into West-Central Europe. Orlov, incensed at the trouble the forgery has caused, accidentally smashes the original Egg to pieces with the butt of his pistol, assuming it to be the fake.
- Totaal aantal items
- Film/TV serie
- James Bond 007: Octopussy
- "The Property of A Lady" - Imperial Coronation Egg, Gold plated with Swarovski Crystals
- Replica rekwisiet, Verzamelaarsuitgave, with COA and replica Auction Catalogue
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