Monday, 16 March 2009

Fabergé’s Eggs: One man’s masterpieces and the end of an empire

Toby Faber (Pan Books)

The story of the fifty jewelled eggs made by Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1916, which were given by Russia’s two last emperor’s to their wives as Easter presents, and, since the demise of tsarist Russia, have become famous surviving symbols of the Romanov Empire.

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