Byreuvenveksler
April 23, 2021
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Fabergé Easter eggs

Fabergé Easter eggs
Fabergé Easter eggs

The House that definitely knows a lot about eggs – The House of Fabergé.

In 1882 Peter Carl Fabergé inherited his father’s usual jewelry business. Together with his brother Agathon, they turned it into an international phenomenon.

Two brothers rediscovered the lost art of enameling. It changed the nature of the business and brought them incredible success. The brothers have replenished their portfolio with even more lavish objects. including «objets de fantaisie» such as the Imperial Easter Eggs, now regarded as apotheosis of jewelers’ art.

Today, Imperial Easter treasures are kept in the world’s leading museums and private collections.

Russian emperors were so fond of Fabergé eggs, that they commissioned them on Easter and presented them as gifts to their relatives, friends and beloved ones.

The Lilies of the Valley Egg, 1898

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Coronation Egg

This most iconic and famous Fabergé jewel was presented by Emperor Nicholas II to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, when she arrived in Moscow on their Coronation day. The egg opens to reveal a surprise in the form of a diamond-studded gold enameled miniature replica of the original 18th century carriage.

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Fabergé Easter eggs
The Duchess of Marlborough Egg

This egg clock was bought by Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, when she visited Russia in 1902. Featuring multicolored gold, rose-cut diamonds, pearls and translucent pink and white guilloché enamel, the watch has a rotating dial with a diamond-encrusted serpent indicating time.

The Coronation Egg, 1897

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Coronation Egg

This most iconic and famous Fabergé jewel was presented by Emperor Nicholas II to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, when she arrived in Moscow on their Coronation day. The egg opens to reveal a surprise in the form of a diamond-studded gold enameled miniature replica of the original 18th century carriage.

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Fabergé Easter eggs
The Lilies of the Valley Egg

This pink Art Nouveau egg, presented by Emperor Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, is decorated with pearl- and with lily of the valley twigs with pearls and diamonds. Lilies of the valley were the Empress’ favorite flowers. Pay attention to the surprise: three miniatures of the elder daughters of the imperial family, Olga and Tatiana, crowned with an imperial crown featuring diamonds and rubies, appear when one of the pearls is twisted.

The Duchess of Marlborough Egg, 1902

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Duchess of Marlborough Egg

This egg clock was bought by Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, when she visited Russia in 1902. Featuring multicolored gold, rose-cut diamonds, pearls and translucent pink and white guilloché enamel, the watch has a rotating dial with a diamond-encrusted serpent indicating time.

The Coronation Egg, 1897

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Coronation Egg

This most iconic and famous Fabergé jewel was presented by Emperor Nicholas II to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, when she arrived in Moscow on their Coronation day. The egg opens to reveal a surprise in the form of a diamond-studded gold enameled miniature replica of the original 18th century carriage.

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Fabergé Easter eggs
The Lilies of the Valley Egg

This pink Art Nouveau egg, presented by Emperor Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, is decorated with pearl- and with lily of the valley twigs with pearls and diamonds. Lilies of the valley were the Empress’ favorite flowers. Pay attention to the surprise: three miniatures of the elder daughters of the imperial family, Olga and Tatiana, crowned with an imperial crown featuring diamonds and rubies, appear when one of the pearls is twisted.

The Duchess of Marlborough Egg, 1902

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Duchess of Marlborough Egg

This egg clock was bought by Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, when she visited Russia in 1902. Featuring multicolored gold, rose-cut diamonds, pearls and translucent pink and white guilloché enamel, the watch has a rotating dial with a diamond-encrusted serpent indicating time.

The Coronation Egg, 1897

Fabergé Easter eggs
The Coronation Egg

This most iconic and famous Fabergé jewel was presented by Emperor Nicholas II to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, when she arrived in Moscow on their Coronation day. The egg opens to reveal a surprise in the form of a diamond-studded gold enameled miniature replica of the original 18th century carriage.

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