Apr 6, 2007

Happy Easter

Dahlings, can you think of a more fabulous way to celebrate Easter than to showcase these Imperial Faberge eggs created for Tsar Nicholas II and his family? Forty-four of these fabled eggs are still known to exist.





This intricate 1897 Coronation Coach Egg was once part of the Forbes Imperial Easter Egg collection.


One of the largest Faberge egg collections in the world sits in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, just a hop, skip, and a jump from my office. (See image of the museum below)




This 1898 Lilies-of-the-Valley egg is among my favorites.




The Rose Trellis Egg is so cravable that The Blithe Palate designed a cake around it.





3 comments:

Linda Merrill said...

Great minds! I almost did a Faberge egg post today! Instead I went with cathedrals and religious art.

Ms. Place said...

I noticed after posting my blog that we are living in parallel universes! Must be this time of year!

BigAssBelle said...

i have been enchanted by these eggs since i was just a wee child and read about them in Look or Life or National Geographic. The intricacy of the work is absolutely stunning. i don't even know if the kind of artists who created these beauties exist today. these are world class treasures and thank you, darling, for sharing them.