Anyone who is, well, anyone, knows the famous Fabergé brand and Peter Carl Fabergé’s journey as an “artist jeweller.” He is known for his exquisite bejwelled eggs, and rose to prominence in the 19th century.
The most famous ones were given to the wives and mothers of Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts — these later became known as the Imperial Fabergé eggs.
Now, you’ll be able to find out more about the secrets behind this brand in this new docuementary, titled, Fabergé: A Life of Its Own, which is distributed by Arts Alliance. In this film, we’ll get a glimpse of renowned private collections that have never been seen before, and exclusive interviews with the Fabergé family.
Here are three reasons to watch this documentary:
1. How A Lost Imperial Egg Was Found
As with prized objets d’art, not all of them end up in good hands. The film reveals this exciting development of how a scrap metal dealer found this lost egg, which will be revealed in public for the very first time. The egg sold for about US$30 million.
2. Get A Glimpse Of The First Imperial Class Egg Made
We also get long, lingering shots of The Pearl Egg, which was made to mark 100 years since the last one was made for Tsar Nicolas II. It has over 3,000 natural pearls and diamonds. Shiny.
3. The History Of The Brand Told By Fabergé’s great-granddaughters
It doesn’t get any cooler than watching Tatiana Fabergé recounting the upheavel of the house during the Russian revolution — we’ll get glimpses of what happened during this tumultuous period of time. Sarah Fabergé also shows us the mordern versions of the brand’s jewellery, giving us more craftsmanship to ooh and aah at.
The film will be screened on 29 June in more than 20 territories.[via Eat Love Savor, video via Arts Alliance YouTube]