Daisy Dunn

The art and science of Fabergé

Faberge’s products didn’t just defy comprehension, they were at the cutting edge of new developments

A French bulldog by Fabergé, carved from petrified wood, with an enamelled gold collar and diamond eyes, St Petersburg, circa 1912 [Private collection, images courtesy of Wartski, London]

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe and get your first month of access for free. After that it’s just £10.99 a month.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.

  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828


A blooming good offer

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting the next 3 months for £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in