Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

Faberge Imperial Eggs

The religious, spiritual and emotional content captured by these Faberge eggs is said to touch upon the soul of the Russian people.

Carl Faberge, who created jewelry for European royalty, was commissioned by Czar Alexander III in 1885 to create an Easter gift for his wife, Czarina Marina Feodorovna. Nicholas II continued the tradition, and the collection grew.

The eggs, about 5 inches tall, are intricately designed and individually crafted. The Coronation Egg is made of gold enamel and contains a replica of the coach Czarina Alexandra rode into Moscow in 1897.

Malcolm S. Forbes, the late publisher and editor of Forbes magazine, collected the eggs from the 1960s until his death in 1990.

Excerpt from CNN.

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