Happy Easter to you! As I was enjoying one of my Easter chocolate cream eggs, I found inspiration for today's Sunday Art Review: Fabergé Easter Eggs. For those of you who may not be aware, Fabergé eggs are exquisite works of art created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his assistants between 1885 and 1917. They were initially made for the Russian Imperial Royal Family, presented to Czars Nicholas II and Alexander III. They were made of valuable metals like gold and platinum and are adorned with gem stones and decorated with various enamels. Made with exquisite detail and precision, they included tiny "surprises" inside, matching the various themes of each egg. The original 50 produced for the Imperial Family have had a storied history, and 8 remain missing to this day, undoubtedly sold on the black market. Fabergé eggs are a symbol of luxury and are true masterpieces of a jeweller's art. I thought this would make for an unusual subject for the Sunday Art Review, I hope you enjoy these:
above: It may not be one of the original 50 Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs, but it is a cherished item in my private art collection nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by the Sunday Art Review: Fabergé Easter Eggs. Hope you have a joyous Easter!