Faberge eggs are Easter eggs that the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé drafted for Russian emperors in the period between 1885 and 1917. Their value is nowadays impossible to estimate.
Russian Tsar Alexander III. given the make of his wife Maria Feodorovna special Easter egg with famous Russian jeweler Faberge in 1885. A beautiful specimen of gold decorated with jewels were so pleased with the Russian Empress, that the gift of these precious eggs has become a tradition.
After the death of Alexander III. his successor, Nicholas II. of these is the famous goldsmith’s house continued to order two eggs of precious metals every year – one for his mother Mary, and the other for his wife to Alexander, and a few were made for other wealthy families like the banker Rothschild.
These subtle decorations Petar Karl Faberge today considered a masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art, and completed them and fifty of them in the period between 1885 and 1917 (the only eggs were not made in 1904 and 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War).
Historical significance, but also an expensive material made these golden eggs extremely valuable objects. The ruins of the 42 eggs and more than a quarter (10 of them) can be found in the Museum of the Kremlin.
The second greatest collection – of up to 9 eggs – he bought a Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg for an incredible amount of 100 million US dollars in 2004. The rest is in private collections.
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In some eggs were painted members of the Russian imperial family