The article quoted an interview with Kieran McCarthy, an expert on Fabergé from the Mayfair Wartski jeweller, who pointed out that owners would have no idea of this piece’s origin or meaning.
Though the hypothesis of the current property was invalid, the search efforts and comments in the United Kingdom led to the publication of an article in The Telegraph that included the black and white photographs of the 1964 catalogue and reproduced a large part of its description, including that it contained eggs.
The article can be found on Google and was archived online and then made available to Global Hearing on request (reading in English).
In 2012, a scrap distributor in America went online to investigate a golden egg that “sullied his kitchen for years”.
Approximately a decade ago, I purchased the egg for $ 13,302 “based on the estimated value of its diamonds and sapphires” in order to sell it to someone who would melt it, but “the possible customers believed the price was too high and rejected it.”
The scrap dealer “Googled ‘Egg’ and ‘Vacheron Constantin’, a name recorded on the clock within”. And the result was the article of Telegraph 2011. He “recognized the egg of him in the image.”
The scrap trafficker contacted Kieran McCarthy and flew to London to get a Wartski view. McCarthy reported that the scrap marketer “had not slept for days” and “brought pictures of the egg and instantly guessed that it was. It was fried.”