EASTER (Faberge) EGGS
Easter is right around the corner? I am sure some of you wonder what the buzz is about Easter eggs, well I won't go into the history but some have a tradition of giving easter eggs as gifts usually made from chocolate or just plastic eggs filled with confectionery. Some like it different maybe dripping in pearls, diamonds, rubies and gold, I really don’t mind this….especially for breakfast. …lol
Peter Carl Fabergé, legendary artist-jeweller, goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, was the creative and entrepreneurial genius behind these absolute breathtaking craftsmanship. Its completely mind-blowing. Each egg, took a year or more to make, involving a team of highly skilled craftsmen, who worked in the greatest secrecy.
The series of Easter eggs created by Fabergé for the Russian Imperial family, from 1885 through to 1916, is regarded as the artist-goldsmith’s greatest and most enduring achievement. The Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs are certainly the most celebrated and awe-inspiring of all Fabergé works of art, inextricably bound to the Fabergé name and legend. They are also considered as the last great commissioned series of objets d’art.
The story began in 1885, when Emperor Alexander III decided to give a gold Easter egg to his wife the Empress Marie Fedorovna, possibly to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their betrothal.
Faberge captured his extraordinary moment in time through exquisite jewels and precious objects that still resonate today with the passions and poignancy of a lost world. Deeply imbued with the spirit of their age, these masterpieces remain timeless in their recherché beauty, breathtaking craftsmanship and absolute dedication to perfection.
Today, Fabergé takes inspiration from its storied past to create eternally original pieces that, when worn, convey breath-taking individuality. Celebrating the concept of the artist-jeweller in today’s world of luxury, Fabergé traces the legacy of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship.