Trivium Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé

Tsesarevich Egg

Tsesarevich Egg, 1912 — Peter Carl Fabergé
15 cm10 cm

Tsesarevich Egg is a Gold, Lapis Lazuli Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1912. It lives at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the United States. The image is available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Imperial Easter Eggs, and Decorative Artwork. Source

Like a number of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs designed and built in the House of Fabergé,  this egg was constructed by workmaster Henrik Wigström. What looks like a single, massive slab of lapis lazuli, is actually six segments carefully joined under gold doubleheaded eagles, scrolls, flower baskets, and caryatids.

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