History of the Fabergé

Jacqueline Jureidini from Fabergé gives us a history lesson on the famous eggs:

It all started on the Easter of 1885 and also the twentieth wedding anniversary of Czar Alexander III and Czarina Maria Feodorovna, and the Czar needs an exceptional gift for his wife...

So he places an order with a young jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé, whose beautiful creations have recently caught the Czarina's eye. His wife's delight is all the Czar needs to reward Fabergé with a commission for an Easter egg every year. Although the theme of the Easter eggs changes annually, the element of surprise remained a constant link between them – a  surprise suitable for the Empress! With consummate craftsmanship and an inventive spirit, Fabergé repeatedly meets the challenge, borrowing inspiration from the gilded lives of the Czar and Czarina...



Year by year, Fabergé's Imperial Easter eggs reach new heights of invention and extravagance. The Imperial Easter eggs are certainly the most celebrated and awe-inspiring of all Fabergé works of art, inextricably bound to the Fabergé name and legend. They are also considered as some of the last great commissions of objets d'art. Of the 50 Imperial eggs Fabergé made for the Imperial Family from 1885 to 1916, 43 have survived, 7 are still waiting to be found …

Happy Easter

From Jacqueline and The House of Fabergé