faberge eggs

Google doodlers honor Peter Carl Fabergé with a doodle depicting 6 faberge eggs in different colors and designs with the letters G and E peeping out from two opened eggs.

Fabergé, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia was a son of a jeweller, he took over his father’s business to what would be a company producing lucrative form of art later on. He was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III to make what were then easter eggs as gifts to his wife, the Empress Maria, mother of Tsar Nicholas (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov), the last emperor of Russia. He (Tsar Nicholas) himself would commission Faberge to continually make eggs,  made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones, as gifts to his wife and mother. These eggs came to be known as the Imperial Fabergé  eggs, a symbol of luxury and a masterpiece of the jeweller.

babooshka dolls, faberge eggs, kiev
Hubby came home from Kiev with these souvenirs; babooshka, eggs, shot glass and mug.