Beautiful, intricate, and historic creations encased in precious metals and punctuated with jewels – are the subject of today’s Google Doodle.
, the man whose name is synonymous with decorative eggs, is being remembered today for his Jewelry Decorated Easter Eggs. Today would have been his 166th Birthday.
Peter Carl Fabergé was born into a family of jewellers. He took over his father’s company in 1882, where he turned his focus from producing jewelry to producing jewelled art and bejewelled items
The Russian Royal Family the Tsar Alexander III of Russia commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create the first jewelry decorated Easter eggs as a gift to his wife. The Tsar and the empress were so impressed with the Easter eggs that they ordered more eggs almost every Easter thereafter.
Peter Carl Fabergé in New York, USA
“Photo inside the Faberge Store in New York City, New York USA”
The new Madison Avenue, New York City, USA opened it’s doors this week in New York. Visitors to the Peter Carl Fabergé store can view some of the work’s of Peter Carl Fabergé and the Fabergé Brand at the store.
The store have sketches of the original Peter Carl Fabergé designs and sell several items from the company’s product lines. The walls are hung with original sketches by Peter Carl Fabergé, who died in 1920, and the collection includes necklaces and earrings inspired by his famous Easter eggs.
The most expensive Easter Egg
Just 42 of the 50 Imperial eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé survived. One of these eggs the “Rothschild egg” is both the most expensive Fabergé item and most expensive Russian item ever sold, it sold for £8.9 milllion.
The House of Fabergé
The House of Fabergé is a jewellery firm founded in 1842 in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Gustav Faberge, using the accented name “Fabergé”; Gustav was followed by his son Peter Carl Fabergé, until the firm was nationalised by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
The firm has been famous for designing elaborate jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs for the Russian Tsars and a range of other work of high quality and intricate details. In 1924, Peter Carl’s son Alexander with his half-brother Eugène opened Fabergé et Cie in Paris, making similar jewellery items, but adding the city to their rival firm’s trademark as “FABERGÉ, PARIS”.
“Photo of Brut from Faberge”
In 1937, the brand name “Fabergé” was sold and then re-sold in 1964 to cosmetics company Rayette Inc., which changed its name to Rayette-Fabergé Inc. As the name was resold more times, Fabergé companies (such as Fabergé Inc.) launched clothing lines, the cologne Brut (which became the best-selling cologne at the time), the perfume Babe, hair products, and undertook film production.
Google Doodle May 30, 2012: Peter Carl Faberge
“Image of the Peter Carl Fabergé Google Doodle”
On May 30, 2012 Google celebrated the 166th birthday of Peter Carl Fabergé. The Doodlers at Google created a Google Doodle made up of 6 Peter Carl Fabergé Eggs. Although the Google Doodle was beautifully created I would have appreciated some sort of animation, revealing the hidden treasures that were known to be part of the Peter Carl Fabergé easter eggs.