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Peter Carl Fabergé

Rose Trellis Egg

Rose Trellis Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé
Rose Trellis Egg, zoomed in
7.7 cmRose Trellis Egg scale comparison5.9 cm
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Rose Trellis Egg is an Enamel, Diamonds and Gold artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1907. It lives at the The Walters Art Museum in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Decorative Artwork. SourceDownload

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How much would a Fabergé egg cost today? Peter Carl Fabergé charged Tsar Nicholas the Second 8300 rubles for the Rose Trellis Egg in 1907, roughly a half a million US dollars today.

The Rose Trellis Egg was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna commemorating the birth of their son. This was the first Imperial Easter egg that Peter Carl Fabergé made for the Tsar since the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. Each of Fabergé’s Imperial eggs contained a surprise, to delight the tsarevich. This egg hid a diamond necklace and an ivory miniature portrait of Alexandra Fedorovna framed in diamonds — unfortunately, these items are now lost.

Reed Enger, "Rose Trellis Egg," in Obelisk Art History, Published March 12, 2016; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/peter-carl-faberge/rose-trellis-egg/.

Further reading atart.thewalters.org
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