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Fabergé eggs are created from hard stones or precious metal combined with gemstones and enamel. They are considered as jeweler’s masterpieces and symbols of luxury. The man behind these masterpieces is Peter Faberge, a Russian jeweler who is also known as Peter Carl Fabergé or Karl Gustavovich Fabergé.
These stunning creations can serve as inspiration and awe, but to see an actual Fabergé egg, you might have to travel far although if you are lucky, there may be an exhibit in your nearby country. You will not be able to see all of them though, as some are in private collections.To help you, I have compiled this Fabergé egg collection composed of the most extravagant and awesome Fabergé eggs in existence. A web page can not actually exhibit the sheer beauty of these jeweled eggs, but I hope this post could give you some idea.
Once you are done enjoying this humble collection, please tell me what you think by adding your comments below. I hope you could take the time to share it with your friends as well.
1891 Memory of Azov Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg was delivered in 1891 and contains a replica of the cruiser Pamiat Azova. It measures 3.7 inches in height and made from ruby, platinum, gold, bloodstone, aquamarine and diamonds.
1893 Caucasus Egg – MORE INFOThis egg is 3.6 inches in height and made of varicolored and yellow gold, ruby enamel, portrait diamonds, ivory, platinum, rose cut diamonds, silver, watercolor on ivory, pearls, ivory and rock crystal. The Caucasus egg was made in 1893.
1895 Blue Serpent Clock Egg – MORE INFO
This egg was delivered in 1887 and made of vitreous enamel, gold and diamonds. It is a working clock and has no surprise inside. This Faberge egg stands 7 1/4 inches tall. This egg was inherited in 2005 by Prince Albert II of Monaco.
1897 Coronation Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is made with gold and lime yellow translucent enamel. The egg is trellised with greenish gold laurel leaves. A double headed eagle in gold and opaque black enamel is set at each intersection with a rose diamond on the chest.
1898 Pelican Egg – MORE INFOThis egg is one of the few that does not have enamel on most of its surface. it is engraved empire style with red gold and surmounted by an opalescent gray pelican with pink and blue enamel.
Lilies of the Valley – MORE INFO
This is a Faberge egg that is covered with pearls and topped by rose pink enamel on guilloche field. the egg itself is supported by green gold leaves cabriolet legs with dewdrops made with rose cut diamonds. the gold stemmed lily flowers are made with gold, pearls, diamonds and rubies with leaves made with green enamel.
1901 Gatchina Palace Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is made from enamel, gold, portrait diamonds, silver gilt, seed pearls and rock crystal.
1901 Basket of Wild Flowers Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is made of parcel gilt, blue enamel, oyster guilloche, silver, gold and diamond. The manufacture date is set in diamonds. It was inherited in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II.
1902 Clover Leaf Egg – MORE INFOThis Faberge egg is covered by an openwork pattern composed of clover leaves and stem. The gaps in between are covered by bright transparent green enamel while a very thin gold ribbon covered with rubies cut through the foliage.
1903 Royal Danish Egg – MORE INFOThis is also referred to as the Danish Jubilee egg. It wasw presented by Tsar Nicholas II to the Empress Dowager Maria Feodorovna. The Royal Danish egg is among the eight eggs that are lost and its existence is known only through a single photo.
1906 Swan Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is made from mauve enamel and trimmed with gold. A twisted ribbon trellis composed of rose cut diamonds adorns its exterior. A portrait diamond inscribed with “1906” adorns the top while the other end holds the imperial monograph, also in portrait diamond.
1907 Rose Trellis Egg – MORE INFO
This is a Faberge egg that was crafted with pink and green enamel, portrait diamonds, gold, satin lining and rose cut diamonds. The surprise is a diamond necklace and a miniature tsarevich portrait in ivory and framed with diamonds. It is now lost.
1908 Peacock Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg comes with mechanical enamel and gold peacock surprise that sits in an engraved tree made with gold, with flowers of precious stones and enamel. The egg itself is made from rock crystal and gold gilt.
1910 Alexander III Equestrian Egg – MORE INFO
This egg has been carved from rock quartz crystal and engraved with a double tied laurel leaf spray. The upper part is cloaked in platinum trellis, rose cut diamonds and tasseled fringe.
1910 Colonnade Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is made with four color gold, platinum, silver gilt, rose diamonds, guilloche enamel and bowenite. It features a rotary clock that was made by Swiss company Henry Moser & Cie.
1911 Bay Tree Egg – MORE INFO
The topiary of this egg is made of carved nephrite while the fruits are formed with champagne diamonds, pale rubies, citrines and amethysts. The flowers are made from white enamel set with diamonds. A tiny lever and keyhole is hidden among the leaves. If activated, the hinged circular tree top opens. A feathered songbird comes out, flaps its wings then turns its head. After which the beak opens and the bird sings.
1912 – Tsarevich Egg – MORE INFO
The exterior of this Faberge egg is made of blue lapis lazuli, with the gold leafy scroll cage work in Louis XV style. The joints are covered with gold motifs so the entire gg looks like it was carved out of a single piece of lapis. There are 2 large diamonds that are encrusted in the egg, one at each end.
1912 Napoleonic Egg – MORE INFO
This Faberge egg is the centenary commemoration of Battle of Borodino in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. It is made with rubies, diamonds, yellow gold and emerald panels.
1914 Mosaic Egg – MORE INFO
The Mosaic Faberge egg is made of platinum, rose cut diamonds, emerald, ruby, brilliant diamonds, yellow gold, garnet, sapphire, topaz, moonstone, opaque pink enamel, white enamel and half pearls. Its pattern consists of 5 oval panels that are bordered by enamel set with half pearls, and brilliant diamonds at every intersection. The design is complemented by cut, not welded, platinum.