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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Art Review: Fabergé Easter Eggs

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:




Here's one from the private collection of The Palm Springs Savant:

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!
-Rick Rockhill

11 comments:

© Karelian Blonde said...

Just beautiful crafmanship and serious eye candy :)

Kellie Davis said...

Rick, when I glanced at all of these, the one I loved best was yours! You have the best taste of anyone!

Anonymous said...

I've read about them before and saw something on the history channel about how some eggs were stolen after the russian royal family fell. the eggs were smuggled and disappeared for awhile. I believe many of found in Soviet circles when the USSR fell. Fascinating history to them. How cool that you have one.

Kathy said...

You're right. These are truly exquisite.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

They are the MOST UNIQUE "ART" ever! When you think of the workmanship that went into all these exquisite Eggs....Oh My! Thanks for this, Rick...it is a Perfect Easter "read".
HAPPY EASTER, MY DEAR RICK!

Hoosier Girl said...

Ooooh...I love decorated eggs. I like your blue egg.

Happy Easter to you, Rick!

J.

B said...

Happy Easter :)

kenju said...

I like the blue color so much! The workmanship is exquisite in all of them. I saw an exhibit of Faberge eggs and other items once and it was mind boggling.

lime said...

that first one that looks like lilies of the valley is just gorgeous.

Olivia said...

I like your non-Faberge Wedgwood-esque egg best of all, though the scarlet one looks scrumptious (not in an edible way, just in an eye candy way...!)

grace said...

those all are absolutely gorgeous.

your blog is sparkling with them. :)

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