Trivium Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé

Catherine the Great Egg

Catherine the Great Egg, 1914 — Peter Carl Fabergé
12 cm

Catherine the Great Egg is a Gold, Enamel, Diamonds, Pearls Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1914. It lives at the Hillwood Museum in the United States. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Imperial Easter Eggs, and Decorative Artwork. Source

The Catherine the Great Egg was constructed by Henrik Wigström, Fabergé's last head workmaster — for Nicholas II to present to his mother, Maria Fedorovna. The pink cameos were painted by Vasilii Zuev, a partner of the House of Fabergé, and depict allegorical scenes the arts and sciences — designed after French artist François Boucher.

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