French customs agents have uncovered a nest of 354 bejwelled eggs – and declared them counterfeit copies of the famed Fabergé collection.
A stamp on the boxes showed a two-headed eagle, the symbol of the Russian imperial crown, for which the original eggs were made in the 19th century. But the House of Fabergé has confirmed that the eggs are not the real thing.
Customs officials said the eggs were brought to France for sale at Christmas markets in Paris.
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