The Centenary of Peter Carl Fabergé’s Death


The 24th September, 2020 is a significant date for all those connected with the work of Carl Fabergé, as it marks one hundred years since the death of the legendary Russian goldsmith. Katherine Purcell and Kieran McCarthy discuss for the first time an intimate account written by Carl Fabergé’s son Eugene of his father’s final days, which resides in Wartski’s extensive archive.



An English translation of the annotation on the reverse of the photograph in Eugène Fabergé’s hand: Carl Fabergé, Russian Court Jeweller on his 74th birthday, before the Imperial Hotel, Wiesbaden, 30th May 1920. At right, his wife Mrs Augusta Fabergé, and their friends Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gülich from St. Petersburg, and behind Mr. C.F. Mrs. Mollvo.