The art of Faberge eggs

Elaborate, jeweled Faberge eggs are considered masterpieces, affordable only to the very rich.

  • An assistant poses for a photograph with a Faberge egg during a photo-call at antique dealer Wartski, in central London Reuters

  • The Renaissance Egg and the Resurrection Egg are displayed at the exhibition "Faberge. The Sacred Images" in the Vatican Museums Reuters

  • CORONATION EGG BY FABERGE IS SEEN ON DISPLAY DURING AN EXHIBITION IN THE KREMLIN IN MOSCOW. Reuters

  • The Lilies of the Valley Faberge egg is displayed during the exhibition "Treasures of Imperial Russia" in Croatia's Adriatic town of Dubrovnik Reuters

  • A visitor looks at "The Kelch Chanticleer Egg" on display at the exhibition "Faberge. The Sacred Images" , in the Vatican Museums at the Vatican Reuters

  • An employee displays a jewel egg called "The Dedication of Faberge" at a factory owned by jewellery maker Russkiye Samotsvety Corporation in St. Petersburg Reuters

  • THE FABERGE MOSAIC EGG OF THE ROYAL COLLECTION. Reuters

  • The "Alexander III Monument" egg by Faberge sits on display in the Kremlin Reuters

  • Visitors look at a Faberge Imperial Easter egg at exhibition at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. Reuters

  • The "Standart" yacht egg by Faberge sits on display in the Kremlin Reuters

  • LILY OF THE VALLEY EGG BY FABERGE IS ADMIRED BY VISITORS AT THE EXHIBITION IN THE KREMLIN IN MOSCOW. Reuters

  • The "Memory of Azov" egg by Faberge sits on display in the Kremlin Reuters

  • The Faberge "Winter Egg" stands on display at a presentation for journalists in the Pushkin Museum i.. Reuters

  • The "Alexander Palace" egg by Faberge sits on display in the Kremlin Reuters

  • The Rothschild Faberge egg is displayed at Christie's auction house in London Reuters

  • A museum employee looks at Faberge "Falcon-Egg" created in 2000 by workmaster Victor Mayer on displa.. Reuters

  • Judy Coombes (R) and Susan McMunn look at the 1906 Moscow Kremlin Egg, the largest Faberge Easter eg.. Reuters

  • VISITOR ADMIRES THE EGG BY ANANOV IN ST.PETERSBURG. Reuters

  • The Order of St. George Faberge egg is displayed during the exhibition "Treasures of Imperial Russia" in Croatia's Adriatic town of Dubrovnik Reuters

  • The Bay Tree Faberge egg is displayed during the exhibition "Treasures of Imperial Russia" in Croatia's Adriatic town of Dubrovnik Reuters

  • A young visitor takes a closer look at the "Peter I" easter egg made by Russian jewellers of diamond.. Reuters

  • To accompany feature Russia-Faberge Reuters

  • A visitor admires precious richly decorated eggs at an opening of Faberge Grand Collection Gallery in central Moscow near the Kremlin Reuters

  • Herbert Mohr-Mayer, sole workmaster for creating Faberge objects of art and jewellery in the world, .. Reuters