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Peter Carl Fabergé

Third Imperial Egg

Third Imperial Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé
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Third Imperial Egg is a Gold, Enamel and Diamonds Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé from 1886 to 1887. It lives in a private collection. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Time and Decorative Artwork. SourceDownload

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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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