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Sun Apr 20, 2014, 11:16 AM

The Eggs that led to Revolution -


The ever more ornate eggs came to be a symbol of a ruler hopelessly out of touch ...



Faberge eggs become symbols of power in new Russia
By Stephen Smith BBC
June 19, 2013

In the annals of human folly, it is doubtful if blood and cash have ever been splashed over anything quite so fabulous and frivolous as Faberge eggs.

The story of these diamond-festooned treasures, the glorified Easter eggs of the Russian tsars, is one of imperial might, revolution and assassination.
15th anniversary Faberge egg The exquisite jewelled eggs were annual Easter gifts to family members from the Russian tsar

It is also the story of the ambition and incalculable riches of the new rulers of Russia and the oligarchs.

The jeweller and entrepreneur Carl Faberge fashioned his eponymous eggs from gems and precious metals in his St Petersburg workshop.

The first one was presented by Tsar Alexander III to his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna, at Easter in 1885, an annual tradition which his son Nicholas II followed with eggs for his mother and wife each Easter Sunday.

Of the approximately 50 eggs made for the imperial family between 1885 and 1916, 42 have survive ...

More here -- http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-22956394

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Sun Apr 20, 2014, 12:37 PM

1. Instead of Fagerge eggs, I suppose the symbol for us today.......

would be the Congressmen that the wealthy buy on a regular basis. Our modern day symbol of excess.

Kick and happy Easter TBF.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014, 07:13 PM

2. Thanks and

Happy Easter to you as well!

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