A Fabergé tea caddy and various jewels from Russian family property
The company became famous for the production of the legendary Imperial eggs. Every year at Easter, Tsar Nicholas II ordered an egg for his wife, Tsarina Alexandra. Each egg had its own ‘theme’ and contained a surprise that appeared when opened. The production of the eggs was a prestigious assignment, but it was only part of the company’s activities. Fabergé created thousands of other pieces for his clientele. His showroom in Saint Petersburg was frequentely visited by the Russian elite.
The company made jewellery, decorative objects and consumer goods. Each item was quality checked by Carl Fabergé and his son Eugène. A small mistake led to an immediate rejection of the product.
More than 100 years later, the house Fabergé is still world famous and is at the top of the list of most prestigious jewelers ever. The tea caddy that we offer for auction bears witness to this craftsmanship.