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The hunt continues in New York for Fabergé's designer Easter eggs

The hunt continues in New York for Fabergé's designer Easter eggs

Child's play carries on in Manhattan


Image: Glen Wood NYC
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The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is underway, taking place in New York’s capital, the extravagant adventure invites locals and visitors to take part in a mass treasure hunt

Now in its final days, the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt has turned Manhattan into an artistic Easter playground, as 260 oversized egg sculptures have been spread throughout the city. 

Each egg is decorated by a famed artist, designer, photographer or architect. Fashion photographer Bruce Weber contributed an egg with images he has taken of Kate Moss, Marc Quinn's egg is adorned with fingerprints, while the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall's egg takes the form of Humpty Dumpty, described by Prince Charles as "a favourite nursery rhyme character".

Faberge New York Egg Hunt to start

The project also includes eggs from Zaha Hadid, Tracey Emin, Diane von Furstenberg and Jeff Koons. After being displayed throughout the city until tomorrow, their eggs will all be displayed in a free exhibition at the Rockefeller Center from April 18 to 25.

Members of the public will then be able to buy the eggs at auction, with the proceeds getting donated to the New York-based conservation charity Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

Faberge New York Egg Hunt to start

Large bids have already begun being accepted online, with some eggs proving more popular than others. The royal Humpty Dumpty egg is currently priced at $16,000, Zaha Hadid's egg has reached $31,000 and Jeff Koons's egg has received $36,000.

Visitors to New York who are unable to take part in the auction will still get the opportunity to secure a memento of the unique occasion. The people that the eggs and confirm their locations via an app will be entered into a competition to win one of three Fabergé gemstone pendants. 

Faberge New York Egg Hunt to start

The New York egg hunt follows a similar event which took place in London in spring 2012, where illustrator Rob Ryan and Nathalie Priem designed eggs  which raised over £650,000 for charity. Fabergé eggs are also being shown in London this month, as well as a collection of Fabergé eggs on display in St Petersburg's new Fabergé Museum.

Faberge New York Egg Hunt to start

Faberge New York Egg Hunt to start


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