World’s Largest Fabergé Egg Hunt Begins in New York

Omar La Ranita

Here is a closeup of the design featured on the Georgina Chapman egg, which is made from decorative glass and Swarovski crystals and is currently being bidon in an online auction.

It’s the world’s largest egg hunt, and players don’t just search for measly old chocolate eggs; they will be hunting all over New York City for almost 260 Fabergé egg sculptures made from precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and sculpted by artists and craftsmen. The hunt started on April 1st, ends on April 17th and the first egg has already been found at Omar’s La Ranita, the New American neighborhood eatery in Greenwich Village. This egg was designed by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, who were inspired by the heiress and patron of the arts, Marchesa Luisa Casati. The golden egg figurine is made from artworked glass, Swarovski crystal stones, and beads.

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You can participate in the hunt by downloading the free app, and sending in photos when you see an egg. Winners have a chance to win real jewel-encrusted Fabergé egg pendants valued at $30,000 and $48,000. All of the sculptures will be on display in Rockefeller Center and will be auctioned off following the big hunt.

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