Moscow Kremlin egg by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1906 (Photo: Maxim Sinelshchikov)
Peter Carl Faberge is best known and remembered for the amazing imperial Easter eggs he created for the wife and mother of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. These opulent, jewel- and enamel-encrusted works of art are not only beautiful and precious, but objects of delightful fantasy. But Faberge’s output went far beyond these gems. He and his firm designed and produced jewelry and small decorative pieces resplendent in gold, silver, gems, and semi-precious stone, which are even more renowned for their unparalleled workmanship.
Art critic and author Judy Pomeranz examines the life and times of Faberge, his extraordinary art, and his illustrious clients during the tumultuous last decades of the Russian empire.
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
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