Within the wake of the Spring Equinox we embrace life with renewed vitality and vigour as nature prospers round us. Right here we have a look into the egg a celebratory image of rebirth and new life. Reincarnated in its most decadent kind, Fabergé Eggs are the epitome of Easter’s most prized indulgence. We discover their historical past and uncover how the famend Russian jewelry home took the traditional observe of adorning eggshells to opulent ranges.
Emanating from Imperial Russia, the eponymous sequence of Easter eggs have been created by goldsmith and jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé for the Russian royal household. 50 Imperial Eggs have been produced between 1885 and 1916, the primary of which was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III as an Easter current for his spouse Maria.
Not like their fashionable chocolate counterparts, the Imperial eggs have been the final word manifestation of wealth and energy. This indulgent sequence of adorned eggs have been masterfully crafted from beautiful gems and valuable metals. Offered in enamel casings the extremely adorned ornaments hid small surprises akin to a ruby pendant, a golden hen and even a miniature practice.
Conjuring an expensive romanticism of a misplaced dynasty, these uncommon objets d’artwork outline the gilded lives and tragic endings of the Romanov household as their destiny crystallised with the onset of the Russian Revolution. From then on the treasured eggs have been scattered the world over and now solely 43 of the unique Imperial eggs stay. It’s the rarity and beautiful craftsmanship that has made them the final word collector’s object of need. Even the Queen owns three Imperial Eggs as half of the Royal Assortment.
Now the Home of Fabergé continues to create excessive jewelry, bespoke adornment and opulent timepieces underneath the mononymous identify Fabergé.