Presentation on theme: "A Fabergé egg is considered to be any one of about 70 jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. Fifty of those eggsknown as the Imperial."— Presentation transcript:
A Fabergé egg is considered to be any one of about 70 jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. Fifty of those eggsknown as the Imperial Fabergé Eggswere presented to the Czars of Russia as gifts for their wives. At that time, a tradition was started within the royal Russian family that included making a jeweled egg to commemorate holy days and special celebrations.
In 1885, under the commission of Czar Alexander III of Russia, Peter Carl Fabergé constructed the first Imperial egg. It was presented as an Easter gift for the Czar's wife Maria.
Empress Maria was so delighted by this gift that Alexander commissioned a gift from Faberge each year, stipulating only that it be unique and contain a surprise inside.
The name Fabergé has become synonymous with luxury. Today they are valued not only as masterpieces of decorative art, but the original Imperial eggs are also regarded as part of the legacy and historical record of the last days of the Romanov Dynasty.