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Some items from our exhibition

Brooch in the form of an Eagle

Brooch in the form of an Eagle

Gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies.

4.4 х 4.5 cm

Central diamond 11.7 carats

St. Petersburg 1913

The Romanov dynasty celebrated its tercentenary in 1913, and the brooch was made by Carl Fabergé for this event. The Russian Empire marked this event with big celebrations and Fabergé produced many jewellery items for this occasion. Besides the brooch, Henrik Wigström's workshop made two gold rings, encrusted with rubies and diamonds for Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, which are also exhibited by Fabergé Museum. We also exhibit a selection of gold gift-brooches and jewels, made by Fabergé for Imperial Cabinet to 300 jubilee of Romanov Tsar House.

The Easter Imperial Egg in 1913 was also dedicated to this great event. The egg is decorated in a chased gold pattern with double-headed eagles as well as past and present Romanov crowns that frame the portraits of the Tsars. Each miniature portrait, painted by Vassily Zuyev, is on ivory and is bordered by rose-cut diamonds. The inside of the egg is opalescent white enamel.

Round desk clock

Round desk clock

Silver, gilding, guilloche enamel, bone, glass.

Diameter 11.1 cm.

Wigström's workshop made many desk clocks. He became Fabergé's chief master after Perkhin's death in 1903. As chief master he was also responsible for making Easter eggs for the Imperial Family. Wigström also had a special talent in making exquisite cigar cases, frames, clocks and small figurative works which the firm made in considerable quantities during its most productive years. Wigström's works are stylistically reminiscent of the First Empire and Louis XVI.

K. Fabergé, H. Wigström's workshop

St. Petersburg, 1899 - 1903

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