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Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Russian

While the House of Fabergé is best known for creating the lavishly ornate and intricately devised Imperial Easter eggs given by the last czars to their families as annual holiday gifts, it was the most prestigious Russian luxury goods maker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Serving the aristocracy and the well-to-do through stores in St. Petersburg, Moscow and as far afield as London, Fabergé crafted a wide range of brooches and other jewelry, clock cases, silver and myriad objets de vertu that included picture frames, cigarette cases, cufflinks and carved hardstone floral and animal figurines. Following the revolution, the firm was closed by the Soviet state in 1918.

Master goldsmith Gustav Fabergé, a descendant of Huguenot emigrées, founded the company in St. Petersburg in 1842. The firm did a brisk trade among the lesser nobility and the merchant class, but it flourished under the guidance of Gustav’s eldest son Peter Carl Fabergé — known also as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé — who took over in 1872.

Cosmopolitan, widely-traveled and himself a master goldsmith — he was sent on a Grand Tour in the 1860s — the younger Fabergé drew early design inspiration when he volunteered to catalogue and restore pieces in the imperial jewelry collection in the Hermitage.

Fabergé pieces based on historical jewelry from the Hermitage caught the attention of Czar Alexander III at a Moscow exhibition in 1882, and three years later he commissioned the first Imperial Easter egg as a gift for the czarina. Czar Nicholas II continued the tradition, presenting two eggs each Easter — one for his wife and one for his mother.

Relatively simple in design compared to the complex cloisonné-adorned eggs that followed, the first Fabergé egg was a white-enameled ovoid containing a gold “yolk” that held a gold hen, which in turn contained a replica of the imperial crown from which hung an egg-shaped ruby pendant.

As the appointed goldsmith to the royal court, the House of Fabergé became the darling of Russian aristocrats as well as wealthy patrons across Europe. Many and varied objets — hundreds of thousands by one count — were made to meet their demand. The firm employed some 500 craftsmen and designers when it was shuttered.

After the Russian Revolution, the Fabergé name and trademark endured a checkered passage through the 20th century.

Family members left their homeland in 1918 and set up a new business in Paris that was mainly concerned with repairing and restoring earlier-made wares. The name was adopted by an American fragrance and beauty products maker in the late 1930s, and later authorized by the family in a 1951 agreement. The trademark has been subsequently sold several times, and attached to numerous products including jewelry.

Fabergé pieces are richly redolent of a romantic past, and a source of thorough delight — for connoisseurs, true Fabergé refers to items made in the firm’s brief, golden decades from 1885 to 1917.

Collectors are advised to make a study of Fabergé works in museum collections such as the Victoria & Albert and the Royal Collection in London to gain an understanding of the quality of genuine goods made by the original firm, and then to purchase only from reputable and reliable dealers, such those at 1stDibs.

Find Fabergé eggs for sale and other objects and vintage jewelry on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Fabergé
Fabergé Polar-Bear Egg Object, 18k White Gold, translucent Enamel, 0.17ct G VS
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Fabergé "Polar Bear"-Egg Object, 18k Yellow Gold, Diamonds 0,17ct G VS The egg is made of 18k white gold covered with multiple layers of turquoise fire enamel. The egg is crowned wi...
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Early 2000s German Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Topaz, 18k Gold, Enamel, White Gold

Fabergé Gold and Enamel Cigarette Case
By Fabergé
Located in Weston, MA
This bicolor gold and enamel cigarette case by Fabergé features an applied moss agate oval decoration set within a seed pearl and gold border. The body is decorated with yellow guilloche enamel and applied laurel bands at the base and cover. The case is finished with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece. It is hallmarked Fabergé with makers mark for Henrik Wigström. Henrik Wigström (1862-1923) was one of the most important Fabergé work-masters. He joined the firm in 1884 as assistant to Michael Perchin and upon Perchin’s death in 1903 he became head work-master. The two were responsible for almost all of the Imperial Easter eggs produced by Fabergé, as well as superbly crafted enamel and gold objects...
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1890s Russian Late Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Pearl, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Agate, 18k Gold, Enamel, Yellow Gold, Wh...

Fabergé "Autumn"-Egg Object, 18k Yellow Gold, translucent Enamel, 3.34ct G VS
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Fabergé "Autumn"-Egg Objet, 18k Yellow Gold, Diamonds 3.34ct G VS This Fabergé egg is part of the "Four Seasons" series inspired by the music of Vivaldi. Th...
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1990s German Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Amber, Coral, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Fabergé "Rose" - Egg Object , 18k Yellow Gold, Diamonds 4.355ct GVS
By Fabergé
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Fabergé "Rose" - Egg Object , 18k Yellow Gold, Diamonds 4,355 ct GVS The 18k yellow gold egg is covered several times with translucent dark red fire enamel on a guilloché backgroun...
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Early 2000s German Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Imperial Silver Bird Figurine, Workmaster Mikhail Karpinsky
By Fabergé
Located in Chesterland, OH
This is an exceedingly rare Imperial Russian silver figurine, a true gem for collectors. It is meticulously modeled as a pheasant adorned with a ruby collar. The pheasant is cast and...
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Late 19th Century Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Ruby, Silver

Imperial Period Faberge Bowenite and Silver-Gilt Inkwell
By Fabergé
Located in Brisbane City, QLD
An Imperial Period, silver-gilt, bowenite inkwell by Faberge featuring chased laurel leaves, acanthus swags, and a hinged cover with a ribbon-tied acanthus wreath finial. The inkwell...
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Early 20th Century Russian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver, Gilt Metal

Fabergé Guilloche Enamelled Box by Fabergé, ca 1890
By Fabergé
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A fine white guilloche enamel box by August Hollming for Fabergé, of very unusual convex shape, the outside entirely worked in white enamel guil...
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Late 19th Century British Belle Époque Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Enamel, Gold Plate, Silver

Carved Fluorite Kitten Figurine
By Fabergé
Located in Chesterland, OH
Miniature figures of animals made of semi-precious stones became very popular gifts in the period of the XIX-XX centuries. At the end of the 19th century, stone-carved animal figurin...
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian Empire Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Fluorite

Faberge Ruby Agate Turtle Julius Rappoport Workmaster .875 Silver Tortoise 1910
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
This is a magnificent Faberge Turtle or Tortoise in Silver with Ruby Eyes and a carved Agate Shell signed I.P. for the famed Faberge Workmaster Julius R...
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Early 20th Century Russian Art Nouveau Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Ruby, Silver

Carved Rose Quartz Monkey Figurine
By Fabergé
Located in Chesterland, OH
Miniature figures of animals made of semi-precious stones became very popular gifts in the period of the XIX-XX centuries. At the end of the 19th century, stone-carved animal figurin...
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian Empire Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Quartz

Fabergé Gold-Mounted Guilloche Enamel Desk Clock
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An Important Fabergé two-colour gold-mounted guilloche enamel desk clock, marked Fabergé, square, with circular seed-pearl bezel on lilac sunburst guilloché ground, the border enamel...
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Early 20th Century Russian Art Nouveau Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Antique Fabergé Dendritic Agate Diamond Gold and Silver Heart Brooch, Circa 1915
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé dendritic agate and diamond heart shape brooch, with a heart shape dendritic agate, with inclusions suggesting trees, in a rub over settin...
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1910s Russian Belle Époque Vintage Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

Faberge Silver Cigarette Case, 1914-1915
By Fabergé
Located in Milano, IT
A SILVER CIGARETTE CASE MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1915 Rectangular with rounded corners, the cover repoussé with a circular reserve centring the Imperia...
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Early 20th Century Russian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Fabergé White Enamel Egg Shaped Miniature Frame
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé white enamel egg shaped miniature frame, the translucent enamel on an engine turned radiating guilloché ground, with a picture aperture surr...
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Early 1900s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Enamel

Fabergé Yellow and Rose Gold Miniature Picture Frame
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé yellow and rose gold miniature picture frame with pearl decoration and ribbon bow top, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1895. This elegant miniature frame ...
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1890s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold

Bownite and Enamel Fabergé Frame
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A jewelled gold-mounted bowenite and enamel frame, Fabergé, Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, before 1899, the circular bowenite frame centred by translucent mauve bezel with applied ...
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1890s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Other, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Enamel

Faberge Blue Enamel Gold Vanity Case
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé two-colour gold and blue enamel vanity case by Workmaster A.Holmstrom, the rectangular case of three sections, the main powder compartment comprising two decorative section...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold

Faberge Gold, Enamel and Hardstone Desk Seal
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé gold, enamel and hardstone desk seal, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1904-1908 the spherical handle carved of aventurine quartz, the co...
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Early 1900s Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Carnelian, Quartz, Gold, Enamel

Fabergé Glass Bottle with Silver Lid
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé glass bottle with silver lid, comprising a barrel shaped cut-glass bottle, glass 'stopper' with rectangular finial, outer silver lid with dom...
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Early 1900s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Faberge Jade Gold Important Nephrite Cache Pot by Michael Perchin, circa 1890
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A late nineteenth century Fabergé nephrite cache pot carved from a single piece of nephrite, the two colour gold rim top and base decorated with acanthu...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Faberge Circular Green Enamel Silver-Gilt Gold Pill Box
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An early twentieth century Faberge circular green enamel silver-gilt and gold pill box, the translucent grass green enamel upon an engine-turned guilloche ground with radiating patte...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hollming Fabergé White Enamel Diamond Silver Pill Box
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé white enamel and diamond circular pill box, the translucent white enamel with undulating guilloché ground and circular rock crystal section to top and base, each with a ros...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Rock Crystal, Silver, Enamel

Faberge Rock Crystal Gold Inkwell
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé gold and rock crystal inkwell, the lobed rock-crystal body carved with bombe' sides, the hinged gold cover also lobed and surmounted with a cabochon sapphire, marked Faberg...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rock Crystal, Blue Sapphire, Gold

Faberge Bi-Color Ribbed Gold Cigarette Case
By Fabergé
Located in Capri, IT
1896 - 1908 Circa Yellow and Rose Gold Faberge Cigarette Case. Workmaster August Hollming, ST Petersburg with scratched inventory number 5695. ...
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1890s Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

1890s Russian Fabergé Imperial-era Silver Dip Pen, St. Petersburg
By Fabergé
Located in St. Catharines, ON
From the Romanov era, period of Tsar Nicholas II, the tapering cylindrical quill of rococo design, the ends decorated with scrolls, one with a reeded foliate border. by Fabergé, workmaster Julius...
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Late 19th Century Russian Rococo Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Imperial Faberge Enamel Silver-Gilt Thermometer
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An Imperial Fabergé silver-gilt and enamel thermometer, of rectangular form with semi-circular ends, the surface enamelled in translucent royal blue over banded wavy engine-turning w...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Faberge Hardstone Group of Three Pekinese Dogs, circa 1900
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
The Fabergé Hardstone Group of Three Pekinese Dogs is an exceptionally rare and exquisite example of the renowned craftsmanship of the House of Fabergé. ...
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian Empire Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Chalcedony, Diamond

Faberge Lilac Enamel and Yellow Gold Frame
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An important Faberge gold and enamel frame, the frame comprising an oval glass photograph pane with yellow gold surround, within a rectangular frame exquisitely laid with a fine lilac enamel...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Yellow Gold

Faberge Lilac Enamel Gold Vanity Case
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé two-colour gold and lilac enamel vanity case by Workmaster A.Holmstrom, the rectangular case measuring approximately 11cms in width, the central...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Faberge Large Jeweled Silver Mounted Ceramic Kovsh, circa 1908
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
A jeweled, silver mounted, iridescent ceramic bawl in the form of the Swan Princess marked Faberge with Imperial warrant, Moscow 1908 - 1917. Oval shape...
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Early 20th Century Russian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Fabergé Urn-Shaped gum pot
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé silver mounted sang-de-beouf gum pot in the shape of an urn, with two silver handles and rim decorated with Greek key pattern, convex silver lid with beaded surround surmou...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fabergé Pearl White Enamel Gold Lorgnette
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An important Fabergé enamel and gold lorgnette, the lorgnette comprising two circular lens within a rose gold mount, with exquisite pearl white enamel handle with engine-turned background, with yellow and rose gold floral decoration and ring termination, bearing Fabergé marks...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Faberge Gold and Gem Set Paperknife by Eric Kollin
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé yellow gold and gem-set paperknife with book-blade, with a "samaradok" molten texture handle set with a ruby, sapphire and diamond, workmaster Eric Kollin, St Pet...
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Late 19th Century Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Edwardian Faberge Chalcedony Enamel Gold Bell Push
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An important Faberge chalcedony, gold and enamel bell push, enamelled translucent blush and pearl grey with sunburst guilloche background, with circular cabo...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Chalcedony, Yellow Gold

Rare Faberge Antique Russian Gold and Enamel Double Picture Frame
By Fabergé
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare, museum quality, highly important FABERGE two-color gold and guilloche enamel double picture frame. The frame was made in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917. Two rose gold round frames are joined together with a gold bow. The frames are embellished with a superb quality bluish-white guilloche enamel that has a golden sheen. Each frame is applied over the enamel with a finely chased matte green gold laurel wreath tied with a polished rose gold bow.  The borders of the frames are chased with matte green gold laurel leaves. The scrolling strut is made out of gilded silver. The majority of Faberge picture...
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Early 20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Enamel

Antique Russian Cloisonne Enamel Vodka Cup by Faberge
By Fabergé
Located in Chicago, IL
A SUPERB antique gilded silver and shaded cloisonne enamel vodka cup (charka) in the Russian Moderne style of the early 1900s by Peter Carl FABERGE, workmast...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Fabergé objets d'art and vertu for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Fabergé objets d'art and vertu available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Fabergé jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Fabergé diamond objets d'art and vertu, from our inventory of 7, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 32 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. victorian and Art Nouveau are among the most popular styles of Fabergé objets d'art and vertu available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. Prices for Fabergé objets d'art and vertu can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $900 and tops out at $489,327, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $72,981.
Questions About Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu
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    Yes, Faberge makes fine jewelry and other items including silver tableware. Although Faberge is known around the world for their Easter eggs, the House of Faberge has a long history of creating exceptional jeweled items and paying great attention to detail. The brand is still in business today and offers a wide range of luxe jewelry options. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Faberge pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
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