Pendant, Carl Fabergé, 1913

Rock crystal, diamonds and platinum


of irregular octagonal form composed of frosted and faceted rock crystal bordered with old brilliant cut diamonds and applied with rose and brilliant cut diamond set icicles.

In its original silk and velvet lined fitted hollywood box, the lid satin
stamped in Cyrillic ‘Fabergé, St. Petersburg, Moscow, London.’

Workmaster: Albert Holmström,
St. Petersburg,1913.


A similar design to this jewel’s is in Holmström’s jewellery design book,
dated 27th June 1913. Fabergé used rock crystal, diamonds and platinum to
the same effect in the Winter Egg given by Nicholas II to his mother the Dowager
Tsarina Marie Feodorovna for Easter 1913.


Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers,
Wartski, June 2006, number 293.