Trivium Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé

Third Imperial Egg

Third Imperial Egg, 1887 — Peter Carl Fabergé
8.2 cm

Third Imperial Egg is a Gold, Enamel, Diamonds Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé from 1886 to 1887. It lives at the Private Collection in The World of Art. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Time, and Decorative Artwork. Source

This third Imperial Easter egg by the famed House of Fabergé was commissioned by the storically conservative Alexander III for his wife Maria Feodorovna in 1886. The egg was created by August Holmström, the Fabergé chief jeweller, and contained as it's surprise a women's watch by one of the "Holy Trinity" of Switch watch makers, Vacheron & Constantin.

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