The Google crew has used today’s Doodle to remind us of the 166th anniversay of Mr. Peter-Carl Fabergé birth. As you probably know, he was a renowned Russian artist-jeweller born in Saint Petersburg. The Fabergé miniature eggs, manufactured from 1885 to 1917, became his most celebrated pieces due to its exquisite use of precious materials to design superb ornamented Easter eggs; however, the House of Fabergé, the largest jewelry business in Russia, made many more objects ranging from silver tableware to fine jewelry.
The following year after the October Revolution the business was taken over by a committee of employees of the company, which was nationalised in 1918. Mr. Fabergé left Russia and never recovered from such a traumatic experience, dying in Switzerland in 1920.
This recap of the Fabergé exhibit that took place at R&R Bond Galleries gives a good insight about the Imperial Easter eggs:
There is no need to say that Mr. Fabergé is one of the most important jewelers of all times and an enormous source of inspiration for anyone who loves the beauty of craftmanship.