Carl Fabergé

Carl Fabergé was a Russian jeweller of French descent. He is mostly known for his outstanding eggs ornamented with diamonds, so-called Fabergé eggs. The first of those eggs was given by Emperor Alexander III of Russia to his Danish wife, Dagmar (Maria Feodorovna) in 1885.

That year, Fabergé became court jeweller. His works include desk clocks, jewellery and coffee sets. After the revolution in 1917, Carl Fabergé escaped to Switzerland where he spent his remaining years.