Peter Carl Faberge was a goldsmith, legendary artist- jeweler, the entrepreneurial and creative mastermind behind the world-famous company that gave rise to his name including the famous Imperial Faberge eggs. He took his odd moment in time through gorgeous jewels and exquisite objects that still resound today with the poignancy and passions of a lost world.
Deeply filled with the spirit of their age, these genius pieces remain ageless in their beauty, dedication to perfection and absolute breathtaking craftsmanship. Similar to the swan song of vanishing civilization, Faberge's personal accessories, jewels and objects of fantasy, splendidly coated with cultural references, its affluent luxury and eye-catching refinement, the extraordinary new wealth of industrialists and tycoons.
They trace the fascinating story of the heart-rending end of the Romanov dynasty, of the loves and lives of the ill-fated Alexandra and Nicholas the second, cosseted in the lavish affluence of their court, cut off from the cruel realities of a fast-changing sphere and rocked by influencing forces of darkness. At his early age, he traveled expansively immersing himself in the cultural pleasures of the grand tour as well as the Faberge Eggs renaissance treasures in Florence. He schooled in Paris and received more knowledge from goldsmiths in Germany, England, and France.
The series of over-the-top eggs shaped by Faberge for the Imperial Russian family, in the middle of 1885 and 1916, against an amazing historical background, is considered as the artist- goldsmith's ultimate and most long-term achievement. Faberge used a new technique and came up with a color palette of 140 colors while layers of enamel fired after each application. This beautiful technique gave his eggs a beautiful shine. The precious metals used were gold, silver, copper. They were used in varying proportions with adornments of precious gems like diamond, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.
The story started when Tsar Alexander the third was certain to give a jeweled Easter egg to his other half the Empress Marie Fedorovna, probably to rejoice the 20th birthday of their engagement, in 1885. It is alleged that the Tsar, who had from the beginning become conversant with Faberge's brilliant work was moved by a 18th era egg preserved by the Empress's aunt. The item was said to have transfixed the imagination the young Maria throughout her childhood in Denmark. Tsar Alexander was actually involved in the design and accomplishment of the egg, creating suggestions to Faberge as the task went along. Easter was the utmost important event of the year in the Russian Orthodox Church, comparable to Christmas in the West.
Every Faberge eggs, took a year or more to craft, comprising a team of professional craftsmen, who worked in the uppermost secrecy. Faberge was allowed to do anything in the design and execution, with the only condition being that there had to be bombshell within every craft. Imagining up every difficult concept, he frequently drew on family links, occasions in Imperial Court life, or the achievements and milestones of the Romanov dynasty. Though the subject of the Easter Eggs changed yearly, the element of bombshell remained a relentless tie between them.
Painstakingly created, luxurious Easter eggs are a true testament to Peter Carl Faberge's absolute passion for creating breathtaking, handmade works of art. The priceless gifts are symbols of endless dedication and exquisite craftsmanship, which the Carl Faberge Company proudly represents.
Enjoy the beauty and elegance of these gems, made in imitation of the precious Easter treasures owned by Tsars, Grand Dukes, and Royal Princesses.