Knowing more about Fabergé…

Faberge egg firm was founded in 1842 by jeweler Gustav Fabergé. It became more known when his son Peter Carl joined. In 1869 he sold the first pieces to the St. Petersburg Hermitage.
Carl Faberge had the honor of using the family crest of the Romanovs in his company logo. It started in 1882 at the Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow. Maria Feodorovna, German wife of the Czar Alexander III purchased a pair of cufflinks from the company for her husband. From then on, Faberge’s customers were only the rich and noble persons.
In 1885 Fabergé won the Gold Medal at an exhibition in Nuremberg for his replicas of the antique treasures of Kerch it was first Imperial egg. The egg was a gift to the Czarina Maria. It reminded her of home. From 1885 each year thereafter, a new egg was commissioned by the Czar and created by Fabergé for the Czarina. The eggs became elaborately more jeweled, conveyed historical meaning and had a hidden surprise.
From 1895 to 1916 (till the 1917 revolution), his successor, Nicholas II, gave two Easter eggs each year, one to his wife and one to his mother.
In total 50 Imperial eggs were made for the Russian Czars, but several have been lost. There were seven additional eggs made for Alexander.
In modern ages (1989) Fabergé Co., New York, appointed the Pforzheim jeweler Victor Mayer as the exclusive worldwide workmaster for Fabergé and authorized it to market the precious Fabergé works of art through the members of the Collegium Fabergé. Ever since then Victor Mayer has been selling exquisite jewels and Objets d’ Art, and is continuing the life-work of Peter Carl Fabergé.

Source: faberge.de, history.com
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