Faberge Easter Eggs. Moscow Kremlin collection

The Armoury Chamber, one of the oldest and richest museums of the Moscow Kremlin, has the wonderful collection of the examples of the decorative art. There are Russian jewelry firms of the 19th century and be beginning of the 20th century in this collection. Among them there are items of the famous Faberge's firm: watches, cigarette-cases, jewelry, table silver, tea-sets and coffee-sets, settings of crystal vases, miniature sculptures of non-precious stones. A large group of outstanding craftsmen worked under Karl Faberge's guidance. They created the wonderful collection of Easter Eggs, which are the top of skill and creative inspiration. They were made to order for the members of the Emperor's family. The collection of the Moscow Kremlin contains 10 the most beautiful and exquisite eggs. These eggs are distinguished by their particular luxury, unique imagination, unsurpassed craftsmanship. They were unique and the surprises, which could be found in each egg, amazed everybody. All achievements of this firm are concentrated in these pieces of jewelry works. The creation of these exquisite Easter eggs was a tradition and an old craft in Russia. Long before, Faberge began to make jewelry eggs for the Emperor's family, the eggs of the precious stones were made for the Russian Tsars. For example, the silvered egg-surprise was made by master Northberg for Alexander II. Faberge and his team of painters, jewelers and stone-cutters under the guidance of Michael Perkhin (and then Henrik Wigstrom) were able to bring the skill of the creation of the jewelry Easter Eggs to an unsurpassed level of artistic excellence. Jeweled Easter Eggs, made to the Emperor's order, were always a surprise not only for the recipients, but also for givers as well. "Your Majesty will be pleased" - so Faberge gave the answer to the ask about the idea for the next egg.

State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin.
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