Trivium Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé

Catherine the Great Egg

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

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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