Fabergé - the name says it all.
Fabergé for unrivalled opulence and elegance;
epitome of style and taste.
Peter Carl Fabergé, also known as "Karl Gustavovich Fabergé"
(Russian: Карл Густавович Фаберже Karl Gustavovich Faberzhe, (30 May 1846 — 24
September 1920), was a Russian jeweller, 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.
Google’s May 30, 2012, doodle showcased interactivity at its most
decadent. To commemorate jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé’s 166th birthday, Google
encased each letter of its logo in a unique Fabergé egg that would open with the
click of a mouse.
Fabergé was a favourite of the Russian royal family’s, designing intricate
versions of his signature eggs annually, each more elaborate than the next. His
reputation as a meticulous designer earned him a spot as Russia’s representative
in the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.
As tribute, Google’s doodler went through
many incarnations of the design before settling on the final, artful one.
Treasures of Imperial Russia Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg
Jeweller and goldsmith Peter Carl
Fabergé and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined
objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the
nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia. Exquisite examples of the
jeweller's art, Fabergé's magnificent Easter eggs, commissioned for the
Romanov Imperial family, and other impeccably crafted objects continue
to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and
unparalleled beauty. Now, the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg has
gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Fabergé
objects from collections around the world. This book showcases a wealth
of precious objects from the imperial eggs, delicate jewelled enamel
clocks, and picture frames to animals carved out of precious stone and
gem-encrusted jewellery and presentation boxes. With all-new photography
of the collection more than 500 priceless objects in all alongside
stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace, this luxurious volume
is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of
pre-Revolutionary Russia and its heritage.
A Selection of Fabergé Style Egg Pendants
A Selection of Fabergé Style Ornaments
A Selection of
Fabergé Bead Charms