Our ornate candleholders are adapted from original jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920), famed jeweler to the czars of Russia.
Made expressly for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the United States.
Set of 4. 24K gold overlay. Hand enameled. Includes candles. 1 5/8''H each.
- Hand enameled
- Set of 4 candleholders
- Includes candles
- 1 5/8''H each
Art HistoryIn 1872, a 26 year-old Peter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920) took over his father’s jewelry business in St. Petersburg, Russia. With the help of his brother Agathon, he cultivated the patronage of the last two czars of the Romanov dynasty and the elite of Edwardian society. Throughout the course of his prolific career, he revolutionized the way jewelry was evaluated in Russian society by emphasizing design creativity and workmanship over the use of precious stones and metals.