California: Google has honored Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé’s, by presenting a Google Doodle with shimmering spruced up eggs. It marks his 166th birthday.
His eggs look very identical to Easter eggs but are far more precious as they use valued gems, stones and metals like gold and bronze making them one of the most famous artifacts.
The search engine (Google) has displayed a set of six eggs decorated with diamonds, precious metals and gemstones beautifully embellished on the Google homepage.
About Peter Carl Fabergé (May 30, 1846 – September 24, 1920)
He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to the Baltic German jeweler Gustav Fabergé and his Danish wife Charlotte Jungstedt.
Peter Carl possibly did a course at the Dresden Arts and Crafts School. He received tuition from respected goldsmiths in Germany, France and England, attended a course at Schloss’s Commercial College in Paris, and viewed the objects in the galleries of Europe’s leading museums during his grand tour of Europe.
At the age of 26 he returned to St. Petersburg and married Augusta Julia Jacobs. For the following 10 years, his father acted as his mentor and tutor.
In 1882 at Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow, he won the gold medal when his achievements were recognized. In 1885 he was appointed as the court jeweller of the Romanov Dynasty; and the work that he did for the last two ‘Czars’, earned him worldwide fame. He was also appointed as the “Knight of the Legion of Honor”.
The design of each of Fabergé's Easter eggs was closely guarded secret before it was officially handed over to the Romanov family. Fabergé designed Easter eggs for the Romanovs for 37 years, a total of 54 eggs. Only 47 of the Fabergé eggs are believed to have survived now.
The House of Fabergé is famed for its Imperial Easter eggs, it made many more objects ranging from silver tableware to fine jewelry. Fabergé’s company became the largest jewelry business in Russia.