The House of Fabergé produced hundreds
of items that were used daily by their customers.
Utilitarian things like the frames for lorgnettes,
spectacles that were in general use in that period,
fan handles, cane heads, cigar and cigarette cases,
match holders, opera glasses, seals which were
used to imprint wax to seal letters, bell
pushes, thousands of boxes in all sizes and shapes
for every conceivable purpose and some without
any purpose other than pure beauty, small bowls
and cups of every description for every possible
need and dozens of other relatively insignificant
things that became important when the House of
Fabergé gave them the benefit of its genius.
This category will present some of those pieces
which in the hands of Fabergé changed dramatically
from prosaic, ordinary in the extreme, to superb
examples of what a fertile imagination created.
And today these same pieces have become sought
after examples of the jewelers art, the vantage
from which they are now viewed.
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