Peter Carl Faberge
Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire. The last official imperial jeweler of the Tsars, gift-maker to the nobility of the world, and extraordinary artist, Faberge’s creations are known world-wide for their extravagance, intricacy and luxuriousness.
Of Huguenot descent and a son of a St. Petersburg jeweler, Fabergé was trained in St. Petersburg, Frankfurt, and Dresden, and he absorbed influences across western Europe with travels to Paris and London. He inherited his father’s business in 1870 and continued to manufacture jewelry and decorative objects while expanding the firm’s concentration to include furniture, functional objects, and, famously, objects of fancy.
Assisted by his brother, Agathon, who joined the firm in 1882, as well as his sons and associates headed by the Swiss artisan François Berbaum, Fabergé gained recognition as a brilliant designer, specializing in precious and semiprecious materials such as gold, silver, malachite, jade, lapis lazuli, and gems. Much of his work was inspired by the decorative arts executed under King Louis XVI of France, but the firm also drew from influences that included the traditional arts of Russia and Renaissance Italy as well as from the Rococo style.
Some later pieces reflected the emerging Art Nouveau style. Fabergé’s workshop soon became famous for expertly crafted works including flowers, figure groups, bibelots, animals, and, above all, the celebrated imperial Easter eggs.
In 1900 Fabergé participated in the Paris Exposition Universelle and was awarded a gold medal and the Cross of the Legion of Honour, helping to spread his name worldwide. By 1905 he had opened workshops in Moscow, Kiev, and London, employing over 500 people.
Peter Carl Fabergé – Sibirain Tiger
The minimum price for this unique and rare sculpture is 170.000,00 €
Dimension: 37 x 13cm
Sculpture: Sibirian tiger