Alma Pihl

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Alma Pihl.

Alma Theresia Pihl (15 November 1888 in Moscow — 15 July 1976 in Helsinki) was the only female and one of the best known Fabergé workmasters. She was the sister of Oskar Woldemar Pihl. As a self-trained designer, she started to work for Fabergé in 1909. She designed the famous Winter Easter Egg in 1913 and Mosaic Easter Egg, which now belongs to the collection of H. M. the Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, in 1914, and also many pieces of fine jewelry of which the most famous is a collection of snowflake jewelry.


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