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Robinson Pelham designs penguin egg for Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

British jeweller Robinson Pelham has designed and created an egg for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, which will launch in London on February 21.

Designed by Robinson Pelham goldsmith Vanessa Chilton, the egg is made to look like an Emperor penguin. Painted and positioned by hand, it is ingrained with Swarovski sparkling crystals, representing the icy winter snow and the constellations in the night sky.

Chilton commented: “Inspiration came from the male Emperor Penguin incubating its partner’s egg throughout the Antarctic winter, resting it on its feet, protecting it from the freezing ground, the crystalline snow on his back, made up of Swarovski crystals is an echo of the constellations reflected above him in the permanently black winter sky.”

The penguin is one of 200 giant eggs created for the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt, and one of 30 eggs chosen to be recreated in miniature and sold to the public at Selfridges.

After the hunt, the eggs will be available to buy at auction with proceeds going to Action for Children and Elephant Family.

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