The Easter Egg "Chanticleer" (1904)

The Easter Egg "Chanticleer" (1904)
«The Easter Egg "Chanticleer" (1904)»

The Kelch Chanticleer egg is a jeweled, enameled Easter egg made by Michael Perchin under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge in 1904. It was made for the Russian industrialist Alexander Ferdinandovich Kelch, who presented the egg to his wife, Barbara Kelch-Bazanova on Easter.


  • Series: Kelch Eggs
  • Company: House of Faberge
  • Made in: 1904 St. Petersburg, Russia

Design and Materials

  • Workmaster: Mikhail Yevlampievich Perkhin (Michael Perchin)
  • Materials used: Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, Enamel
  • Height: 32 cm (12,6 in) when opened As one of only four eggs with an ornamentation surprise and a clock, similarities have been drawn with the 1902 Rothschild egg.

Surprise - Cockerel

Upon the hour, a diamond-set cockerel pops up from the top of the egg, flaps its wings four times, nods his head three times, crowing all the while during this routine. This lasts fifteen seconds before the clock strikes the hour on a bell.

Current Ownership and Location

  • Year of acquisition and current owner: 2004 Viktor Vekselberg / The Link of Times Foundation
  • Location: Museum of Faberge in St. Petersburg, Russia

Reference: Wikipedia "Kelch Chanticleer"

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