A number of Fabergé's workmasters created designs inspired by ladybirds in the form of brooches, boxes and pendants. The ladybird has significant symbolic meaning, often believed to bring good luck and blessing to the household.
The design was also popular with Fabergé’s clientele in Britain. Around seven ladybird brooches are recorded as sold through the London branch of Fabergé.
For a box formed as a ladybird, also by Michael Perchin, in The Cleveland Museum of Art, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé in America, New York, 1996, p. 112, no. 94. A comparable brooch shaped as a ladybird by Henrik Wigström was sold Christie's, Geneva, 17 May 1994, lot 259.