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Fabergé Egg Art Inspired Sweet Pea Patch Designs

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

I love the artistry of goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé and his creations that have inspired my own artistic journey. I am not a writer but an artist so the information provided here are from some online resources I wanted to share.

From Wiki

Peter Carl Fabergé, also known as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé was a Russian jeweler best known for the famous Fabergé eggs made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. He was one of the sons of the founder of the famous jewelry legacy House of Fabergé.

A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg created by the jewelry firm House of Fabergé, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. Possibly as many as 69 were created, of which 57 survive today. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. The most famous are his 52 "Imperial" eggs, 46 of which survive, made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers.

The Imperial Coronation egg, one of the most famous and iconic of all the Fabergé eggs. The coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and his spouse, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna was the catalyst for the Imperial Coronation Egg's creation, to celebrate the historical event. (Photo: Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Bouquet of Lilies or Madonna Lily Egg by Fabergé

shakko, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Cockerel egg (also called the Cuckoo Clock egg) was crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé in his set of Imperial Fabergé eggs. The egg was given in 1900 by Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Maria Feodoronova as a gift. The egg has a mechanism on the top rear that enables its bird to come out and move. ( Photo: Testus, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo of the 1901 Basket of Flowers egg by Fabergé taken at the exhibition "Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs". The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jafd88, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

To read an amazing writeup check out A Brief History of the Fabergé Egg on Artsy

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