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Fabergé Eggs

A Fabergé egg (Russian: Яйца Фаберже; Yaĭtsa Faberzhe) is any one of the thousands of jeweled eggs made by the House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. Most were miniature eggs that were popular gifts at Eastertide. They were worn on a neck chain either singly or in groups. The eggs are made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. The Fabergé egg has become a symbol of luxury, and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweler's art. Fabergé egg' typically refers to products made by the company before the 1917 Revolution, but use of the Fabergé name has occasionally been disputed, and the trademark has been sold several times since the Fabergé family left Russia after 1917 (see House of Fabergé), so several companies have subsequently retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is currently owned by Fabergé Limited, which also makes egg-themed jewellery.

Fabergé eggs set to whip up interest at Heritage Museum

"Moscow Kremlin", one of Faberge's famously ornate Easter eggs, on show in Sha Tin. Photo: Edward Wong

They're the stuff of legends, the ornately carved, jewel-encrusted eggs commissioned by the last Russian royals as gifts for their family.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 4:16am

Faberge trunk show features Russian royal antiques

Katharina Flohr (left), socialite and barrister Brandon Chau and Kirsten Hunter

The chance to breath new life into a brand that had stagnated for almost a century was a challenge Katharina Flohr could not resist.

The creative director of Russian jeweller Fabergé was in town last Thursday to launch a trunk show at Lane Crawford's boutique in the IFC Mall.

19 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

OUT OF ITS SHELL

Most will have heard of Faberg? the jeweller whose decorative eggs became a favourite of Russian tsars. Created between 1885 and 1916, the eggs came to define Faberg?s reputation for opulent designs and intricate detailing.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

WHEN HISTORY WAS HATCHED

The series of Easter eggs created by Faberg?for the Russian imperial family are the most celebrated of all the jeweller's works, and are considered to be some of the last great objets d'art commissions.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shelling out

Faberge's first collection of couture eggs since the Russian Revolution in 1917 has been launched. The Les Fameux de Faberge and Les Frissons de Faberge collections of fine egg pendants feature lightweight titanium bases encrusted with diamonds and precious gems. The highlight of the collection is the Diaghilev Egg, which is smothered with diamonds and rubies. It costs US$600,000.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Collector's item

Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to the first flagship of the Imperial Russian Navy with The Frigate Shtandart watch. It is presented in the diamond-studded egg of the Tsars. Commissioned by Peter the Great, the Shtandart was first launched in August 1703. The Shtandart remained in the navy until 1727, at which time Catherine I, second wife of Peter the Great, ordered the frigate restored.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

WHAT'S ON THIS EASTER

Where: World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay

When: Today and tomorrow

The mall is hosting an Easter egg exhibition featuring 250 hand-decorated Easter Eggs. Sylvia Panoscha, a master egg decorator will demonstrate her skills. An Easter Egg Workshop will also be held. Enquiry hotline: 2576 4121

Where: Peak Tower, the Peak

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Egg show at Science Museum

While we all love giving and receiving Easter eggs, and we know that eggs symbolise new life, there is more to eggs than meets the eye.

To celebrate Easter and to demonstrate the scientific phenomenon of the egg, the Hong Kong Science Museum has organisied an Easter egg show on April 19 and 21.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

What's On

STYLISH BUNNIES ON SHOW

An Easter fashion show, 'Bunny in Style', is running until April 17 in the 2/F Lobby of Times Square in Causeway Bay.

It showcases more than 30 one-metre tall Easter bunnies wearing spring fashion created by 19 local fashion designers.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Easter story

Ever wondered why we celebrate Easter with chocolate bunnies and sweet eggs? The two don't seem to go together and don't seem to have any connection to religion, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that the festivities are a recent invention of sweet companies.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

A master's stroke from Perchin and Academia

If clothes make a man, then accessories make a gentleman. So, what better time than now to update your kit of accoutrements?

Take the pen. The right pen, as we know, is more than a pen; it is a fashion statement.

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

One Easter delight that will not leave egg on your face

HERE is an Easter Egg that will take some beating. Hong Kong's wealthier dinosaur devotees have the chance this weekend to indulge their prehistoric passions - and celebrate the traditions of the season - with a 100-million-year-old dinosaur egg of their very own.

3 Apr 1994 - 12:00am