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Third Imperial Egg

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1886 – 1887
Third Imperial Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé
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Third Imperial Egg is a Gold, Diamonds and Vitreous Enamel Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé from 1886 to 1887. It lives in a private collection. 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 stoically conservative Alexander III for his wife Maria Feodorovna in 1886. The egg was created by August Holmström, the Fabergé chief jeweler, and contained as its surprise a womens watch by one of the “holy trinity” of Swiss watch makers, Vacheron & Constantin.

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