May 30, 2012

Google doodles eggs for Peter Carl Faberge's 166th birthday




A set of six exquisite jewelled eggs adorn the Google home page in honour Peter Carl Fabergé. Today, Wednesday, is the 166th birth anniversary Peter Carl Fabergé , one of the greatest goldsmiths, jewelers, and designers in Western decorative arts. 


Peter Carl Fabergé born on May 30, 1846 in St. Petersburg, is most famous for his trademark Fabergé eggs. Having honed his jewellery skills in Germany, France and England, he joined his father's business in 1870.






The legend of the Fabergé eggs have also found their way into popular culture. 
In the 1983 movie Octopussy James Bond (Roger Moore) a Fabergé egg play an important role.


Watch: James Bond and a Fabergé egg in Octopussy (1983)






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