GemGenève: Top 10 Fabulous Carl Fabergé from 3 to 6 November 2022

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While most popular knowledge about Fabergé is focused on the creation of imperial Easter eggs, commissioned by the Russian Imperial family and important private patrons, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation decided to offer a different approach by presenting «new finds » and little known items as a point of departure of this exhibition. By exhibiting more than 100 pieces from private collections, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation is offering a glimpse into the richness and versatility of the Fabergé workshops.

A selection of Ashmita Muthoora / @TRP, Public Relations Cabinet
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As the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, it is with great pleasure that we propose this unique exhibition as part of the Salon GemGenève, which aims to shed light on the vast riches of the Fabergé workshops and their influence on his contemporaries.

Bernard Ivaldi, President


Many of them have not been previously shown in Europe and moreover in Switzerland, some of them are being presented for the first time in this exhibition. The crowning achievement of the «Fabulous Carl Fabergé» exhibition will definitely be the discovery and presentation of two Imperial eggs never identified before.

From a selection of more than 100 pieces, discover this top ten, which includes pieces not to be missed.

Gem-set “Snowflake” brooch, Platinum, diamonds, Attributed to Alma Pihl workshop, Carl Fabergé Diameter 3,2cm
Imperial presentation “Double headed eagle” brooch, Gold, silver, diamonds, Workshop of Henrik Wigström, Carl Fabergé, inventory number 1418 St. Petersburg 1903, Provenance: Empress Maria Fedorovna of Russia Length 4,5cm
Jeweled nephrite hand seal, Gold, nephrite, rubies, pearls, Workshop of Mikhail Perkhin The matrix is engraved with coat of arms of Gorchakov’s family Height 12,3cm
Silver gilt, gold, enamel, pearls, chalcedony, Provenance: Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna and Nicolas Prince of Greece Width 5,0cm
Circular “Tree turtles” bell push, gold, garnet, rose cut diamonds, hard stone, Inventory number 553, Carl Fabergé Provenance: Empress Maria Fedorovna of Russia Diameter 8,4cm
Bonbonnière in the form of Russian seven string guitar, Carved from a single stone of carnelian agate, cornaline, gold, pearls, enamel, Inventory number 54223 Attributed to Mikhail Perkhin’s workshop, Fabergé Length 10,2cm
A large plain silver “bouilloire” with a stand and the burner, Inventory number 23184, Carl Fabergé’s Moscow workshops, 1901 Height 24,00cm
Enameled gold bookmark, Gold, enamel, rock crystal, Original fitted leather box Workshop of Mikhail Perkhin, Carl Fabergé, Inventory number 2976, St. Petersburg circa 1900 Provenance: Empress Maria Fedorovna of Russia Length 5.9cm
Enameled, silver gilt “Pandora’s box” frame, Silver gilt, enamel, Workmaster Israel Roukhomovsky, Paris circa 1910 Height 33,0cm
Two colour gold jewelled inkwell in the form of an " Boletus mushroom " gold, rose cut diamonds, cabochons rubis, cabochons sapphires, workmaster Frederich Koechli, St. Petersburg circa 1900 width 9,0cm Palais Royal Hong Kong Ltd collection
A metal plaque depicting 144 color samples of translucent enamel over varying guilloché designed grounds. The reverse engraved with numbers identifying each coloured square. Accompanied by an original letter signed certifying the provenance and signed by the GreatGrand-daughter of Carl Fabergé. Carl Fabergé firm St. Petersburg circa 1890 Collection Mirabaud, Geneva Width 30cm, Height 25cm

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