DescriptionThe playful pattern on the Museum's earrings is adapted from a white guilloché cigarette case decorated with precious diamonds and disks of brightly colored enamel from the workshop of Peter Carl Fabergé.
Made expressly for the Metropolitan Museum in the United States.
22K gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Made in the USA. 1 1/16''L. Pierced, with 14K gold posts.
- 22K gold overlay, hand enameled
- MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
- Made in the USA
- 1 1/16''L
- Pierced, with 14K gold posts
Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920) revolutionized the way jewelry was evaluated in Russian society by emphasizing creativity and workmanship over the use of precious stones and metals. His studio produced a wide variety of objets d'art, including magnificent jewelry, clocks, enamel cigarette cases, boxes, frames, and his ultimate achievement, a series of jeweled Easter eggs created for Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia. These delicate “works of fantasy” often memorialized important occasions in the reign of the Imperial Romanov family.