The "Jinky" egg is one of only 19 created in 2005 by Sarah Faberge, great-granddaughter of the Russian Imperial jeweller Peter Carl Faberge
Of course, the most famous Easter eggs, the Imperial Faberge eggs, are made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicolas by Peter Carl Faberge
to give as gifts to the royal wives and family members.
Peter Carl Faberge
made 50 exquisite Faberge eggs - and one Faberge potato.
a Peter Carl Faberge
made 50 exquisite Faberge eggs -- and one Faberge potato.
Tsar Alexander III began the trend when he first got goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge
to make one for his wife.
The brand was founded in 1842 and has been popular in the jewellery industry since Peter Carl Faberge
became official goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court - the house created exquisite jewels and objects, including the legendary Imperial Easter Eggs.
Peter Carl Faberge
(1846-1920) was born of Huguenot extraction in St Petersburg, where his father, Gustav, ran a silver and jewellery shop.
Tatiana Faberge, greatgranddaughter of Peter Carl Faberge
, said it was made in Imperial Russia in the early 20th century.
The skilled artisans who created these treasures worked under the auspices of master craftsman Peter Carl Faberge
, head of the firm that still bears his family name.
6 Over time Easter eggs became more and more elaborately decorated, most famously by Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge
, creator of the priceless Faberge eggs as Easter gifts for Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II.
Crafted by Russian artisans using enamel, crystals and 24-carat gold gilding, the eggs are modelled on the famous creations of master goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge
. Open an egg, and you find a decanter, four Venetian glasses, and a bottle of super premium vodka.
C ONTRARY to popular belief, it wasn't Yaytsa Faberzhe, popularly known as the Faberge Egg, that propelled the beginning of Peter Carl Faberge
's journey as the official jeweller to the Imperial Court.