Catherine the Great Egg

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1914
Catherine the Great Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé
Catherine the Great Egg, zoomed in
12 cmCatherine the Great Egg scale comparison

Catherine the Great Egg is a Gold, Diamonds, Vitreous Enamel and Pearls Decorative Artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1914. It lives at the Hillwood Museum in the United States. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Decorative Artwork. SourceSee Catherine the Great Egg in the Kaleidoscope

The Catherine the Great Egg was constructed by Henrik Wigström, Fabergé’s last head workmaster, for Nicholas II to present to his mother, Maria Fedorovna. The pink cameos were painted by Vasilii Zuev, a partner of the House of Fabergé, and depict allegorical scenes of the arts and sciences designed after French artist François Boucher.
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