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Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Russian

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, the House of Fabergé 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 jewelry, clock cases, silver and myriad objets de vertu that included picture frames, cigarette boxes, 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, who took over in 1872.

Cosmopolitan, widely-traveled and himself a master goldsmith, 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. (Relatively simple in design compared to the complex cloisonné-adorned eggs that followed, the first 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.) Czar Nicholas II continued the tradition, presenting two eggs each Easter — one for his wife and one for his mother. 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.

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.

As you will see from the vintage jewelry and objects on these pages, Fabergé pieces are richly redolent of a romantic past, and a source of thorough delight.

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Creator: Fabergé
Fabergé Gold and Silver Gilt Enamel Cigarette Case
By Fabergé
Located in Boston, MA
This bicolor gold and silver gilt 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 ...
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1890s Russian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

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 powder compartment decorate...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

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 surrounded by 40 seed pearls in a si...
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Early 1900s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Enamel

Fabergé Antique Nephrite Diamond Silver and Gold Cigarette Case Holder
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
Antique Faberge 18k gold cigarette holder case, with nephrite body, decorated with rose cut diamonds in silver N engraved ornament. Case measures 3.5" x 1 7/8". Marked: "Faberge" in ...
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19th Century Russian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 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

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

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Yellow Gold

1890s Russian Fabergé 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, wor...
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Late 19th Century Russian Rococo Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

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

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

Extraordinary Fabergé Ruby Diamond Gold Chinese Jade Lotus Leaf Bowl
By Fabergé
Located in Greenwich, CT
This extraordinary Faberge hand carved bowl, in the shape of a lotus leaf, was created from the richest of light to dark green Chinese jade and has a delicate organic floral motif c...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

White Diamond, Jade, Ruby, 18k Gold

Important Faberge Diamond Gold Enamel Violets in Rock Crystal Vase
By Fabergé
Located in Greenwich, CT
Conceived as elegant antidotes to the bleak harshness of winters, precious objects in the form of floral sprays have a long history in Russia. As Peter Carl Faberge himself noted in...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Diamond, Rock Crystal, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

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

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 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 shaped ceramic body with the handl...
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Early 20th Century Russian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

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

Faberge Important Nephrite Cache Pot by Michael Perchin
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 acanthus leaves, three gold ball feet...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Jade, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

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 lila...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rare Fabergé 18ct Gold Egg Pendant Set with Diamonds and Sapphires C.1973
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
This rare Fabergé gold egg pendant is set with an oval shaped blue sapphire, and a pear shaped pink sapphire like fruit suspended from a tree and six rose cut diamonds resembling the...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold

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

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 backg...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

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 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. Of rectangular shape.
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1890s Russian Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Faberge Hardstone Group of Three Pekinese Dogs, circa 1900
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
Faberge. A Hardstone Group of Three Pekinese Dogs Carved of grey-brown chalcedony, the eyes set with rose-cut diamonds, 11.2 cm. wide, circa 1900, with original fitted maple wood c...
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20th Century Russian Russian Empire Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Chalcedony

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 collar of translucent apple...
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Early 1900s Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Quartz, Carnelian, Gold, Enamel

Faberge Diamond-Set Egg Pendant in the Form of an Elephant
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Fabergé diamond set miniature egg pendant in the form of an elephant realistically modelled in standing position with its trunk curving-up, all set throughout with rose-cut diamond...
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1890s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond

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 acanthus leaves, three gold ball feet...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Fabergé Jewelled and Enameled Gold and Hardstone Seal
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Faberge' jewelled and enamelled gold and hardstone seal, the flat oval handle inset at both sides with a moss agate panel over sunburst engine-turning within a rose-cut diamond-set...
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1910s Russian Art Nouveau Vintage Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

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 cabochon-cut blue chalcedony ...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Chalcedony, Yellow Gold

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 Important Enamel Wooden Paper Knife
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
An important Faberge enamel and wooden paper knife, the wooden paper knife embellished with a blue enamel guilloche enamel handle with engraved rose gold fluted domed termination wit...
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Late 19th Century Russian Art Nouveau Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Rose Gold

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 domed top tappering to a moulded r...
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Early 1900s Russian Russian Empire Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Silver

Fabergé Nephrite, Gold, and Ruby Kovsh
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
An antique nineteenth century nephrite, gold, and ruby kovsh by Fabergé. Certificate available. The Kovsh is a traditional drinking vessel or ladle from Russia. Versions in precious ...
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Late 19th Century Russian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

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, workmaster Feodor Ruckert. Marke...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

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, Enamel, Silver

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 setting, with a surround of rose-cut dia...
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1910s Russian Belle Époque Vintage Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Diamond, Gold, Silver, 14k Gold

Faberge Jewelled and Enamelled Gold and Hardstone Seal
By Fabergé
Located in London, GB
A Faberge' jewelled and enamelled gold and hardstone seal, the flat oval handle inset at both sides with a moss agate panel over sunburst engine-turning within a rose-cut diamond-set...
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20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Agate, Diamond, 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 r...
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Early 20th Century Russian Edwardian Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Enamel

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

1stDibs offers a range of Fabergé objets d'art and vertu. These unique items were 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 can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 15. This collection contains 41 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. 1stDibs features victorian and art nouveau among the most popular styles of Fabergé objets d'art and vertu. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 19th Century. Many customers also consider objets d'art and vertu by Black, Starr & Frost, Peter Carl Fabergé and Gorham if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Fabergé objects d'art and vertu can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$5,200 and tops out at US$532,696, while pieces like these can sell for US$69,000.
Questions About Fabergé Objets d'Art and Vertu
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Faberge watches are made in Geneva, Switzerland. Faberge is Renowned for its luxury jewelry and timepieces and has enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Shop a collection of antique and contemporary Faberge watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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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