Faberge - Imperial Eggs and Other Fantasies by Hermione Waterfield

By Hermione Waterfield

Fabergé egg is considered one of a constrained variety of jeweled eggs created via Peter Carl Fabergé and his corporation from 1885 to 1917. the main recognized of the eggs are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter presents for his or her other halves and moms, referred to as the Imperial Fabergé eggs. the home of Fabergé made approximately 50 eggs and forty three have survived. one other have been deliberate for Easter 1918, yet a result of Russian Revolution weren't added.

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I loof Egg (enla rged 3 ' , IS. /48mm. \1\kks [L kokosbnik XX, HW bottom; inside HW inside lid; JL kokoshmk 88, HW, kokoshmk >"6 on // rim; scratched $139, 3139. (Wigstrom). ; lining stamped silk L. DESOUTTER/from Le Roy et Fils/4 Hanover Street/London. \« Of FAB65007 no. enamelled with panels silver-gilt in a translucent white painted with wintry foliage beneath the final layer of enamel, and applied with rubies within chased foliage: also with smaller pale blue panels of enamel applied with gold trelliswork set with diamonds at the intersections.

13, 3 8, 3 9. 105, reproduced no. 357. p. Ill, reproduced in color Plate LXXXII. Great Private Collections/Snowman, color p. p. 243, reproduced in 242. Metropolitan Bulletin/McNab Dennis, p. 242, reproduced no. 26. Henry H. Hawley, Faberge and His Contemporaries, Cleveland, 1973, FORBES, May p. 1, 72. 1968, p. 67, reproduced in color. 139, reproduced in color p. 138. 1). swags was orthe egg by H. M. King Farouk of Egypt. Snowman Hammer Corcoran 1961, no. Esquire, p. vari-colored gold embellished with diamond-set dered for no.

Egg hanging from a miniature gold crown and rose diamonds. ). :C01 Gold egg, the green-enamelled lower half divided pink-enamelled by a castellated band from the on rose •<5 Marks: AT. (Thielemann). Ace. no. FAB66018 Provenance: Anna Lois Webber. Gold egg enamelled salmon-pink underpainted with winbrown foliage, the whole surrounded by a band of rose (Pihl). diamonds. Marks: Ace. no. ). HW, 56 AP. (Wigstrom). FAB66022 Provenance: H. R. H. The Princess Royal (Sale: Christie's, London, June 28, 1966, catalogue p.

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