Wednesday, May 30, 2012
He's the Blingmaster of Russian aristocracy. Peter Carl Faberge was a master goldsmith who created the most elaborate jeweled pieces commissioned for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II. He was most famous for his eggs. They were exquisite works of art, made with precious metals, jewels and enamel.They often contained a surprise inside like a jeweled pot of flowers or carriage and were made by a team of artisans.
Google paid homage to the jeweler today as their main graphic:
You can view some of the famous Faberge eggs at the Kremlin Armoury and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Photos by Sergei Karpukhin and Benjamin Lozovsk