Seized superyacht Fabergé egg confirmed as fake
The Fabergé egg found on superyacht Amadea by US authorities earlier this year has been confirmed to be fake by officials.
Lisa Monaco, US deputy attorney-general announced in July during the Aspen Security Forum that a Fabergé egg had been discovered after the 348ft (106m) Amadea after a search by US authorities.
The decorative eggs have previously sold for millions and remain incredibly rare. One was sold in 2014 for $33m. However, the egg found on the superyacht is unlikely to be worth more than a few thousand dollars.
The vessel, owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, was a key target in the US law enforcement’s battle against president Putin’s allies since its seizure earlier this year.
Kerimov’s Amadea was detained after it docked in Lautoka, Fiji, on April 13th. The Lurssen superyacht made headlines after a lengthy legal dispute prevented it from leaving a Fiji marina.