Theo Faberge Rose Garden Egg

Theo Faberge (British, 1922-2007). Iconic “Rose Garden” Faberge egg. The glass egg with a beveled side featuring a bouquet of multi-hued roses surrounded by a garland of gilt leaves. With a gilt trellis surrounding flowering branches. Mounted to a gilt metal base with a gilt metal crown adorning the top of the egg. Marked and numbered 156 along the underside. Housed in a custom carrying case. Theo Faberge was the son of Nicholas Faberge and the grandson of Russian Imperial jeweler Carl Faberge. Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin. Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August. (Egg) height: 5 1/2 in x width: 3 in x depth: 2 3/4 in. (Box) height: 7 1/2 in x width: 6 1/2 in x depth: 6 1/2 in.