A glimpse at the Master Goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé and his Easter Eggs

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Famous for his Fabergé eggs, Peter Carl Fabergé was a Russian jeweller who made his name when he started to make precious metals and gemstones Easter eggs
A genuine Fabergé egg can fetch anything up to £20m and that's not bad for an Easter egg

Carl Fabergé A master Goldsmith

Carl Fabergé studied metalwork working with gold and other precious metals in Germany, France and England and later worked in his father's company by 1882.

After the death of his mentor and tutor, he took sole responsibility for running the company shortly after that he was awarded the title Master Goldsmith
To the right is the "Rose Trellis Egg click for a larger view

The Moscow Kremlin Egg

Above is a picture of the largest of the Fabergé eggs and is known as The Moscow Kremlin Egg, it was inspired by the Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspenski) in Moscow and so is sometimes called the "Uspenski Cathedral Egg" this is the cathedral where all the Tsars of Russia were crowned

When you remove the dome you are rewarded by an amazing view crafted interior of the church including the carpets icons and even the high altar.

As all eggs have a surprise and you would think this view would be it, but no, on the base of the egg is a gold music box that plays a favorite hymn of Nicholas II, of all the eggs, this is my favourite

Imperial Easter egg "Rosebud".

This egg is known as the "Imperial easter egg "Rosebud". it was made in 1895 currently owned by Viktor Vekselberg who is the largest owner of Fabergé eggs in the world,15 of them.

The "Rosebud" was made for Nicholas II of Russia, as a present for his wife, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, when opened it contained a golden crown, with diamonds and rubies and a yellow enamelled rosebud
Click the picture for a larger image of "The rosebud"

The Imperial Coronation Egg

The Imperial Coronation Egg is another egg that was owned by Viktor Vekselberg but it was sold in 2004 to the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Made of gold with translucent lime yellow enamel "The Imperial Coronation Egg" had in the velvet-lined compartment, a replica of the Imperial coach

The Gatchina Palace egg

This picture of The Gatchina Palace egg is opened to reveal the surprise, a Gold replica of the palace at Gatchina.

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Images

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg#mediaviewer/File:House_of_Faberg%C3%A9_-_Rose_Trellis_Egg_-_Walters_44501.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg#mediaviewer/File:Moscow_Kremlin_Egg.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg#mediaviewer/File:Rosebud_egg.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg#mediaviewer/File:Faberg%C3%A9_egg_Rome_05.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg#mediaviewer/File:House_of_Faberg%C3%A9_-_Gatchina_Palace_Egg_-_Walters_44500_-_Open_View_B.jpg

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Mar 2015 (#)

Nicely done. Great photos.

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author avatar Retired
14th Mar 2015 (#)

This was a truly enjoyable article. The pictures are incredible too. Thank you for sharing this!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
14th Mar 2015 (#)

Johnny, excellent article! I absolutely loved it. The pictures are wonderful. I loved the Moscow Kremlin egg dated 1906. I must say it is exquisite.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
14th Mar 2015 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar LadyAiyanna
15th Mar 2015 (#)

The author had so many stars... Better f distributed!

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author avatar yugasini
16th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing, have a nice day.

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author avatar Val Mills
6th Apr 2015 (#)

I always enjoy reading about Faberge eggs. I think the Gatchina Palace is my favourite above.

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author avatar Kristie A. Raburn
11th Jun 2015 (#)

I had the joy of seeing the eggs in the Cleveland Art Museum in Ohio. It was a wonderful visit, especially as we did not know the eggs were going to be there. Great idea for an article. It brought back a fond memory.

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