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Faberge Egg Christmas Ornaments

Updated on September 13, 2013

The Faberge Christmas Egg Collection

Russian egg designs inspired by those created by Peter Carl Faberge for the Russian Czars in the 19th century. Mouth blown hand decorated glass egg ornaments made by skilled artisans in Eastern Europe in the centuries-old traditions of European glass blowing.

You'll find this collection stunning! A few on a tree will stand out. An entire tree decorated with these Faberge eggs would be elegant beyond imagination. But truly meaningful collections are thoughtfully acquired without rush, one piece at a time.

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg
Faberge Egg

Learn More About Carl Faberge and Czar Alexander III

In 1885 Czar Alexander III presented his wife, Marie, with a spectacularly crafted Easter egg. Over the next three decades, its creator, Carl Faberge, made 49 more such eggs filled with jeweled surprises and exquisitely detailed paintings for the czar's family. Faber Faberge's influence also spread westward. In England, Marie's sister, Queen Alexandra, also developed a passion for Faberge. Many of the eggs wound up in the United States after the canny businessman Armand Hammer made a deal with the Soviets to buy nearly one-third of them. Eventual owners included Egypt's King Farouk and cereal heiress Marjorie Meriweather Post.

Faberg's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire (Hardcover)

Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire
Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire

In Stradivari's Genius, Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world's most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler's art: the Faberge Imperial eggs.

The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberge's Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace.

In 1885, Carl Faberge created a seemingly plain white egg for Czar Alexander III to give to his beloved wife, Marie Fedorovna. It was the surprises hidden inside that made it special: a diamond miniature of the Imperial crown and a ruby pendant. This gift began a tradition that would last for more than three decades: lavishly extravagant eggs commemorating public events that, in retrospect, seem little more than staging posts on the march to revolution. Above all, the eggs illustrate the attitudes that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the Romanovs: their apparent indifference to the poverty that choked their country, their preference for style over substance, and, during the reign of Nicholas II, their all-consuming concern with the health of the czarevitch Alexis, the sickly heir to the throne - a preoccupation that would propel them toward Rasputin and the doom of the dynasty.

More than a superb new account of a classic tragedy, Faberg's Eggs illuminates some fascinating aspects of twentieth-century history. The eggs amazing journey from revolutionary Russia features a cast of characters including embattled Bolsheviks, acquisitive British royals, eccentric artifact salesmen, and such famous business and society figures as Arm and Hammer, Marjorie Merriweather Post, and Malcolm Forbes. Finally, Toby Faber tantalizingly suggests that some of the eggs long thought lost may eventually emerge.

Darting from the palaces of a besieged Russia to the showcases of New York's modern mega-wealthy, Faberge's Eggs weaves a story unparalleled in its drama and extravagance.

 

Presenting. . .

The Faberge Egg Museum Collection

Museum Collection Faberg Bellagio Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Bellagio Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Bellagio Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Silver Anniversary Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

Museum Collection Fabergé Silver Anniversary Egg Glass Ornament-Medium
Museum Collection Fabergé Silver Anniversary Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

4 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Bonbonniere Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Bonbonniere Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Bonbonniere Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Clover Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Clover Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Clover Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Czar's Golden Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Czar's Golden Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Czar's Golden Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Czarina's Crest Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Czarina's Crest Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Czarina's Crest Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Duchess of Marlborough Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Duchess of Marlborough Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Duchess of Marlborough Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Lillies of the Valley Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Lillies of the Valley Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Lillies of the Valley Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Pink Pansy Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Pink Pansy Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Pink Pansy Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Royal Spring Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Royal Spring Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Royal Spring Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Siberian Ice Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Siberian Ice Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Siberian Ice Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg St. Petersburg Rose Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé St. Petersburg Rose Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé St. Petersburg Rose Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Swan Basket Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Swan Basket Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Swan Basket Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Winter Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large

Museum Collection Fabergé Winter Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large
Museum Collection Fabergé Winter Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Large

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

Museum Collection Fabergé Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Medium
Museum Collection Fabergé Alexander Palace Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

It is a collectible ornament to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hand crafted

Mouth blown Glass

Collectible

Each ornament is a unique work of art

4 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches

 

Museum Collection Faberg Blue Draped Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

Museum Collection Faberg Coronation Egg Glass Ornament-Medium

Faberg Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia
Fabergé Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia

This single volume encyclopedia presents the most detailed technical descriptions available in the existing literature on 66 Faberge eggs, as well as the stories of people involved in their making or presentation.

 

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      Nancy Oram 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Denise and Bill, I hope you can figure out a way to contact each other!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm interested

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I actually have a few of these for sale. If interested please contact me

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      eliser 4 years ago

      I Really like these eggs!!

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      Nancy Oram 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Arghh! It's so frustrating that they would keep the listing live if the items aren't available. I'll do some research and see if I can get any information to you. Thanks for the heads up.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Where can you actually purchase these eggs? I have looked at the Amazon site and they are not available and do not know when they would become available. Silverstone Imports which used to handle them seems to have gone out o business? I would like topurchase some but cannot find them anywhere else. Any assistance in locating them would be most appreciated.

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      EpicFarms 4 years ago

      Wowza - that's a lotta eggs! *laugh* Beautiful collection, and I'm with Marelisa down there. What a gorgeous tree that would make :o)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      The Faberge eggs truly are a beautiful timeless gift. Gorgeous pieces.

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      Marelisa 5 years ago

      An entire tree decorated in these would be spectacular!

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      RecordLady 5 years ago

      What a wonderful collection of Faberge Egg Christmas ornaments. Great lens.

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      IQplusone 5 years ago

      Wow - nice lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautiful collection of Faberge Egg Christmas ornaments, if I had one, I'd want to look at it all year long!

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      AdeleW 6 years ago

      WOW! I love these eggs, how lovely (and expensive) to have these on your Christmas tree. I would be worried that they would fall off and break, with 2 small grandchildren they probably wouldn't last long!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      I love Faberg...my grt grt grandfather lived in St Petersberg Russia and knew Faberg, I was doing genealogy research and found an auction house article that said my grandfather showed some art collections in his Dresden Villa that included Faberg (not eggs though)

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Yahoo you are a winner in The Squidoo Home for The Holidays Lens Contest So Go Grab your badge.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Absolutely gorgeous! These Faberge Eggs are beautiful and so is this lens. Fantastic!