Happy Easter! Here at Kensington, we are EGG-cited to share with you Eggs of many colors: Faberge Eggs!
When it comes to priceless eggs of exquisite quality, Faberge is in a class of its own. These eggs are masterpieces that incorporates the use of colored enamel. When you get the rare chance to view these works of art, the vibrance and mesmerizing colors that last through the ages are only achieved through the use of enamel. The flawless craftmanship and the attention to details when each layer of emanel is applied is what brings life to the Faberge eggs. Here at Kensington, we are proud to bring to you personal accessories that are crafted with the same techniques and care, treasures that can be passed on for generations.
The great Faberge Eggs can be traced back to 1885, when it wasfirst requested by Czar Alenander III as an Easter gift for his Danish wife Czarina Maria. The House of Faberge was commissioned to craft the egg. The first Faberge Egg, known as the Hen Egg, is crafted in gold. It has an opaque white enameled "shell", but the unassuming egg opens to reveal a surprise: a matte gold yolk, which further opens to reveal the second surprise: a multicolored golden hen. That too opens, and a final surprise is concealed within: a minute diamond replica of the imperial crown from which a small ruby pendant was suspended. The Egg was so loved that Alexander III appointed Fagerge a "goldsmith by special appointment to the imperial crown", and commissioned to create a unique egg every easter from then on.
Pioneered by Faberge, his methods and techniques are still often found in the many jeweled eggs and enamel art pieces you can commonly see today. From design, to the metal work done by the gold smith and silver smith, to the application of enamel, and the final decoration with fine jewels, each enamel art piece is a collaboration of various techniques and medium, making each creation unique and distictive.