Peter Carl Faberge
made a total of 65 jewelled eggs
They carry brands like Coronet Solitaire, Carl Faberge
, La Posy and Flotilla.
Pierre went to Russia to research the finest enamels in order to compete with Peter Carl Faberge
The beauty of Karelian birch is apparent by the fact that Peter Carl Faberge
used the species in 1917 to make an egg for the Tsar, he said.
Founded in 1842, Faberge is the creation of artist-jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Family, Peter Carl Faberge
The chronological narrative of the book ends with the late flowering of stylish and luxurious productions made by Carl Faberge
(1846-1920) and his workshops for the Russian imperial court.
Czar Nicholas II, who ruled from 1894 until the Russian Revolution in 1917, took the ancient tradition to an imperial level by presenting the czarinas, his wife Alexandra, and his mother Maria, with extravagant eggs of precious jewels and gold (a total of 50) created by the famous jeweler Peter Carl Faberge
Russian Czar Alexander III commissioned the first of the elaborate eggs from craftsman Peter Carl Faberge
as an Easter gift for his wife Empress Maria Fedorovna.
It is an artistic form that grew popular in the Middle Ages and dates back to the Celts and the Romans and influenced Russian jeweler Carl Faberge
The tradition of decorating hard boiled eggs at Easter however has been around since the 13th century, although the most famous decorated Easter eggs were those made by goldsmith, Peter Carl Faberge
The work of Carl Faberge
(1846-1920) echoes the events of his time and is intimately associated with the turbulent Russian history at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The egg, made of 24-carat gold and nine inches tall, was made by Sarah Faberge, great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Faberge
, goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia.
Last year, Sarah Faberge, greatgranddaughter of the jeweller to the Russian Imperial family, Carl Faberge
, created the George Best Egg in homage to the Manchester United football legend, and in support of the George Best Foundation.
The chair - made of gold and enamel by famed jeweller Carl Faberge
- was included in a two-day Russian art sale.
With Jimmy Choo shoes and a tiara designed by Carl Faberge
, Lady Tamara stunned the crowds, who cheered as she made her way into the cathedral followed by six bridesmaids.