A Fabergé egg is the most beautiful and exquisite piece of jeweled artwork to be found. They were designed by Carl Fabergé between the years 1885-1917. The eggs are known for their ornate enamel painting on gold and silver as well as the precious gem stones used to decorate them. The eggs are based on the shape of the traditional Easter egg and contain small detailed surprises.
The first egg produced by Carl Fabergé was for Czar Alexander III as a gift for the Czarina at Easter. The royal family carried on the tradition until the October Russian Revolution.
Don’t look forward to a “real” Fabergé Easter Egg in your Easter basket this year. The good news, however, is that there are other companies that have taken on the Fabergé tradition of making beautiful, jeweled eggs.
One well-known Easter collectible is the Fabergé Easter Egg. These eggs originated in Russia, and were made by the now-famous artist Peter Carl Fabergé. Fabergé rose to fame making his ornate masterpieces for the royal Romanov family in Russia. Fabergé created fifty eggs for the imperial family, of which only forty two have survived.
A collection of Fabergé’s Russian imperial eggs were displayed in Paris, at the 1900 World Exhibition. Fabergé’s business flourished and the eggs gained popularity around the world. Fabergé Easter Eggs are made from enamel coatings in brilliant hues, precious metals, and semi-precious and precious stones. The eggs, both vintage and modern, remain popular with collectors because each egg is an intricate, one of a kind piece. Fabergé Ltd. remains in operation today and still employs many members of the Fabergé family.