Peter Carl Fabergé / Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg / 1915Peter Carl Fabergé
Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg

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Creator Name: Fabergé, Peter Carl
Creator Qualifier: Firm of
Creator Nationality: European; Eastern European; Russian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1846 - 1920
Biography: Supplied most of the gifts exchanged by relatives of the imperial family in Russia, Denmark, Germany, and England for christenings, name days, birthdays, Christmas, and Easter.
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: St. Petersberg, Russia
Creator Death Place: Switzerland
Creator Name-CRT: Peter Carl Fabergé
Creator Name: Wigström, Henrik
Creator Role: fabricated by
Creator Dates/Places: 1860
Creator Birth Place: Finland
Creator Name-CRT: Henrik Wigström
Title: Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1915
Creation End Date: 1915
Creation Date: 1915
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Miscellaneous
Materials and Techniques: gold, silver, enamel, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 8.6cm x 6.35cm
Inscriptions: inscribed (interior of egg): symbols for Alpha and Omega and imperial crown for Alexandra Feodorovna; 1915; inscriptions in Cyrillic, Old Church Slavonic, and Roman letters which identify Sts. Olga and Tatiana and presumably describe the central scene of the triptych. Inscribed (on velvet case): double-headed eagle, Fabergé, Petersburg, Moscow, London, all in Cyrillic on lining of case; 17.559, abbreviation for 'Red Cross' in Cyrillic in ink on outside of case.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1963.673
Credit Line: The India Early Minshall Collection
AMICA ID: CMA_.1963.673
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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