FABERGÉ RENOWNED IMPERIAL CREATIONS
The celebrated series of 50 Imperial Easter eggs were created for the Russian Imperial family from 1885 to 1916 when Peter Carl Fabergé ran the company. These creations are inextricably linked to the glory and tragic fate of the last Romanov family. They were the ultimate achievement of the renowned Russian jewelry house and must also be considered the last great commissions of objets d’art.
The series began in 1885 when Emperor Alexander III commissioned an Easter egg from Fabergé as an Easter present for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna. Following specific instructions of the Emperor, the egg included a ruby pendant of great value.