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Russian Imperial Jeweled Earrings, Cobalt

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Price: $55.00
Member Price: $49.50

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Description

The Museums Russian Imperial Jeweled Earrings are based on one of the motifs on the Imperial Renaissance Egg from the workshop of Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920). The Imperial Renaissance Egg was probably inspired by a sixteenth-century casket known to Faberg from his student days in Dresden. The chalcedony egg is ornamented with Renaissance-style decorations, brilliantly enameled in translucent colors and opaque white, and set with diamonds and cabochon rubies. It rests on a gold base with loop handles hanging from gold lion masks. Set in rose diamonds on the top of the egg, the date 1894 commemorates the year czar Alexander III presented the egg to his wife, Maria Feodorovna.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 1/2'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 1/2'' diam.
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled posts

Art History

In 1872, when Peter Carl Faberg was only 26 years old, he took over his fathers jewelry business in St. Petersburg, Russia. With the help of his brother Agathon, Faberg cultivated the patronage of the last two czars of the Romanov dynasty and the elite of Edwardian society. Faberg successfully revolutionized the way jewelry was evaluated in Russia. Previously, the worth of an object had been assessed strictly by the value of its precious stones and metals. Faberg dispelled this former ideal by emphasizing the creativity and workmanship involved in making his intricate objects.

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Description

The Museums Russian Imperial Jeweled Earrings are based on one of the motifs on the Imperial Renaissance Egg from the workshop of Peter Carl Faberg (Russian, 18461920). The Imperial Renaissance Egg was probably inspired by a sixteenth-century casket known to Faberg from his student days in Dresden. The chalcedony egg is ornamented with Renaissance-style decorations, brilliantly enameled in translucent colors and opaque white, and set with diamonds and cabochon rubies. It rests on a gold base with loop handles hanging from gold lion masks. Set in rose diamonds on the top of the egg, the date 1894 commemorates the year czar Alexander III presented the egg to his wife, Maria Feodorovna.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 1/2'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 1/2'' diam.
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled posts




Art History

In 1872, when Peter Carl Faberg was only 26 years old, he took over his fathers jewelry business in St. Petersburg, Russia. With the help of his brother Agathon, Faberg cultivated the patronage of the last two czars of the Romanov dynasty and the elite of Edwardian society. Faberg successfully revolutionized the way jewelry was evaluated in Russia. Previously, the worth of an object had been assessed strictly by the value of its precious stones and metals. Faberg dispelled this former ideal by emphasizing the creativity and workmanship involved in making his intricate objects.


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