Imperial Easter Eggs

faberge-eggs tree

 

I would love it if the easter bunny brought me one of these but that’s not going to happen.

Faberge is one of the most celebrated jewelers and jewelry houses of all time.  He created jeweled materpieces, the large Imperial eggs, for which he is most famous for, were created between 1885 and 1917 for the Russian Czar and his family.  The tradition started at Easter when Czar Alexander III wanted to give a special gift to his wife.  Of the 65 known large eggs, only 57 survive.  If you can, stop by the VMFA in Richmond.  We are lucky enough to have the largest collection of Faberge works outside of Russia.

 

 

 

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